Our Values & Vision

The mental health of our medical professionals is suffering.
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.”

Amandip Sidhu

As a charity our values are:

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Compassionate

We treat everyone in our groups, and ourselves, with compassion and care.

 

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Authentic

We say what we do and do what we say. We talk about mental health and break down stigma.

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Nurturing

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.

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Innovative

We were the first organisation to provide Long COVID support groups and continue to find innovative and new ways to support all healthcare workers.
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Determined

We are determined that all healthcare workers have the space and time to be cared for and heard. This in turn will help reduce the alarming rate of suicide.
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Dynamic

We are energetic and adaptable to keep our participants front and centre of all actions.

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.

“I have valued these sessions so much, the kindness, warmth and time provided has been so helpful and nurturing. A safe space to really explore how I am feeling and learn with others. Fiona’s calm and kind approach made the sessions feel safe and positive.”
“I have found the weekly meeting very useful as a place to openly talk about my feelings, experience and difficulties without being judged. It was also useful to have people from the same industry where we face many of the same challenges in our work environments/returning to work. Also being able to talk with people further along the path to recovery than me was useful as it helped me consider my recovery options in relation to return to work. It was lovely to be able to see and talk to people in real time in a way that did not expend too much energy or rely on text only communication. The facilitator was very good at being supportive and also guiding the conversation when our brain fogged brains could not think of what to say”