Our Values & Vision
This was a problem before COVID, was exacerbated by the pandemic, and will continue for the foreseeable future.
We want to provide safe spaces in protected time for medical professionals, where they can come together to talk about the emotional impact of their work.
We call on the government to understand the importance of prevention.
There is so much more to be done in our quest to reduce burnt out and stress.
We must tackle the alarmingly high rates of suicide in the medical profession.
“We support the mental wellbeing of the medical workforce through facilitated talking and listening spaces.”
As a charity our values are:
We treat everyone in our groups, and ourselves, with compassion and care.
We say what we do and do what we say. We talk about mental health and break down stigma.
We care for and support all participants of our programmes, our facilitators and our speakers, encouraging them all to take time to reflect on their experiences.
Why act now?
In light of COVID-19 it is imperative that we work to improve mental health support for doctors and other healthcare workers and stop needless loss of life through suicide.
In England, every week, two health professionals die through suicide and one doctor every three weeks.