Contacts for Doctors with Mental Health Concerns:
Confidential 24/7 Emergency Services BMA Wellbeing Support Service on 0330 123 1245 This is the leading mental health emergency service for doctors. It is available to all doctors – you don’t have to be a BMA member.
Samaritans on 116123 The Samaritans provide an ‘active listening’ service open to all.
Confidential Treatment Services:
NHS Practitioner Health Programme on 0203 049 4505 Website: https://php.nhs.uk This is a confidential NHS service all doctors in London, and all trainees in KSS. Simon Stevens announced at the Wounded Healer conference in October 2018 that NHS England will extend the service to all doctors in England
NHS GP Health Service on 0300 0303 300 Website: https://gphealth.nhs.uk This is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England which is managed by PHP and provided by a network of psychiatrists and therapists across the country.
In addition to these options, there are a number of useful links and services available from BSUH to all employees:
Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust Services:
The following resources are available to all employees of BSUH, which would include all GP trainees on the Brighton and Mid Sussex GP training programme:
Health, Employee Learning and Psychotherapy Service (HELP)
The Health Employee Learning and Psychotherapy (HELP) service provides staff with confidential support, counselling and psychotherapy for a range of issues. Sometimes work related – from stress management to relational issues, employment difficulties or following critical/ traumatic events, to personal issues that may be affecting the individual
or call Ext. 3692
For more information go to: https://nww.bsuh.nhs.uk/advice-support-and-wellbeing/help
Connections Support Service
Connections service provides an impartial and confidential point of contact for staff to discuss concerns that may be affecting them at work. They listen to concerns and help staff find the right advice, information or help they may need.
To arrange a telephone or face to face appointment, contact the Connections team:
Bsuh.email@example.com or call Ext 67452 / 07768 855 394
Freedom to Speak up Guardian
The Freedom to Speak up (FTSU) Guardian works alongside trust leadership teams to support the organisation in becoming a more open and transparent place to work, where all staff are actively encouraged and enabled to speak up safely
If you need help, support or guidance then contact your Freedom to Speak Up Guardian:
or call Ext. 62870 / 07387 259 307
The trust provides Meditation at RSCH chapel and PRH chapel on Thursdays 12-12.30pm (non-religious, everyone welcome). Yoga and Pilates classes also available at PRH and RSCH
For further details see the Health and Wellbeing pages on the Staff Intranet or email: