- Personal/health issues = Bryony, Jayashree, Matt, Arif, your Educational Supervisor, Trainer or your own GP
- E-portfolio and Work Based Assessment Issues = Matt, your Educational Supervisor or your Trainer
- Hospital post issues = Bryony or your Clinical Supervisor
- Practice/Trainer issues = Arif and/or your Trainer
A detailed review of support services from the Deanery
Useful support Services
19 Clarendon Place
Leeds LS2 9JY
Tel: 0113 343 4642
A confidential counselling service specifically for junior doctors and dentists. Funded directly by the Deanery and is provided by a collaboration between the University of Leeds Student Counselling Centre and the Specialist Psychotherapy Service, Leeds Partnerships Foundation NHS Trust. Medical work is inherently stressful and you may find you need help with work-related and/or personal difficulties which can often cause anxiety, stress, depression and unhappiness..
The NHS GP Health Service is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England.
The GP Health Service can help with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work.
The service is self-referral. It is provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors and is available in various locations across England.
Access the service by emailing us on or by calling 0300 0303 300. The service is available 8am – 8pm Monday – Friday and 8am – 2pm Saturday.
Please note the service is not for emergency or crisis issues. These should be directed to mainstream NHS.
574 Barnsley Road
Sheffield S5 6UA
Tel: 0114 226 1810
A professional counselling and consultancy service to help doctors in difficulty deal with personal or work-related stress and psychological trauma relating to work roles. One-to-one counselling is provided on a confidential self-referral basis. Funded directly by the Deanery.
University of Leeds Careers Centre
Careers advice and information for current students, including specific pages for International students and Postgraduates. This includes GP trainees in Yorkshire.
Leeds University Counselling Services
Leeds University Counselling Services, 19 Clarendon Place, Leeds, LS2 9JY, Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 4107, www.leeds.ac.uk/uscs/
Interfaith Centre, Listerhills Rd, Bradford, BD7 1HT, Bradford, +44 (0) 1274 731674, email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ngfl.ac.uk/re/index.html
Some trainees find their religious values can conflict with their training. The Interfaith Centre in Bradford houses ministers from a variety of faiths who may help you with guidance.
Helpful National Organisations
BMA Counselling Service
Provides 24/7 telephone counselling by qualified counsellors.
Tel: 0645 200169
BMA Doctors for Doctors Service
Provides help for doctors in employment difficulties especially in relation to mental health problems and abuse of alcohol and drugs. The unit provides a signposting service to the area of help that is of most pertinence to the individual doctor’s case. Tel: 020 7383 6739
British Doctors’ and Dentists’ Group
A network of support groups of recovering medical and dental drug and alcohol users. Students are also welcomed. The groups are accessed via the Medical Council on Alcohol.
Tel: 020 7487 4445
Doctors’ Support Network and Doctors’ SupportLine
Self-help organisations for doctors with or who have recovered from mental illness.
Tel: 0870 765 0001
websites: www.dsn.org.uk and www.doctorssupportline.org
Sick Doctors’ Trust
A pro-active service, self-help organisation for addicted physicians.
Tel: 0870 444 5163
National Counselling Service for Sick Doctors
A doctor concerned about the effect of illness or the fitness to practise of a sick colleague may telephone the national contact point on 0171 935 5982. He will be given the name of a national adviser who will be a senior doctor in the same branch of medicine as the doctor-patient. He may contact the national adviser, and it is not until this stage that he need disclose the name of his sick colleague. The adviser may personally approach the sick doctor, or may arrange for another specialist to do so. No permanent records incorporating names will be kept of these transactions. The sick doctor is perfectly entitled to refuse the offer, in which case the original referring colleague is informed and the matter closed so far as the National Counselling Service.