Therapist

Psychological support

Psychological Support

Below we guide you through different support options. More formal support is needed if you may be suffering  form depression or anxiety 

Your GP

Yours may be your best source of help or referral, especially if they are already aware of any problems you have. 

 

Medic Support

The service offers a rapid response and access to psychological work and cognitive behaviour therapy. Some examples of problems we have helped people address include:

 

-Workload responsibilities & stress 

-Conflict with colleagues + bullying 
-Relationship and family troubles

-Grief and loss
-Response to trauma 

-Low self esteem

Offered to all HEE-TV trainees

Confidential

Rapid response service

Flexible timings

More information

Referral to Medic Support

You can refer yourself, or you can be referred by a colleague such as an educational supervisor, or occupational health physician.

You can contact Medic Support confidentially by sending a brief email to: medic.support@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Please leave a phone number that you would be happy to be contacted on. We aim to call you back within 5 working days to discuss any queries you may have, to tell you a little more about our service and to set up an initial appointment.

If you are unsure whether you want/need our help, please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more about the service. We would be very happy to help you think this through.

 

Region specific support

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BHT

  • Occupational Health

  • BHT Wellbeing team counselling and CBT.

    • Self referral by calling 01296 315998

  • Mental health helpline for Bucks and Ox 01865 904 997

  • Healthy Minds

    • NHS primary care mental health services (IAPT): Evidence based talking therapy, currently fast tracking NHS staff

    • 01865 901 600 

  • Mindfulness Based interventions

    • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - an introduction to Mindfulness and can increase personal resilience, treat anxiety+mood disorders. Recommended by NICE for the treatment of recurrent depression.

    • Mindfulness Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays every week 10am and 4pm; 15 minute, bitesize (via Zoom) Mindfulness sessions

    • Mindfulness training offered to teams on request

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BHFT 

  • Occupational Health

  • Employee Assistance Programme via Confidential Care Service

    • Free to all employees and family members

    • Emotional and practical support on issues including stress, depression and anxiety

    • 24/7 advice line 

  • Balint groups

  • Trust wellbeing line

  • Confidential support line which Trust staff can access

  • The helpline will listen to the staff concerns and identify the most appropriate support available 

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CNWL 

  • Occupational Health

  • POWR (Positive Occupational & Wellbeing Resource) – online resource which supports you to take personal responsibility for your own wellbeing and identify areas in life you are performing well in and areas which require encouragement or help.

  • Staying Well at Work Service – tailored employment related support for staff experiencing mental ill health.

  • Balint Groups

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Frimley

  • Occupational Health 

  • Employee Assistance line 0800 028 0199

    • Confidential support services on a range of topics from mental wellbeing and other health issues to financial or legal information

  • Talking Therapies

    • 0300 365 2000 

    • NHS primary care mental health services (IAPT): Evidence based talking therapy, currently fast tracking NHS staff

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MKUH

  • Occupational Health

  • Talk for Change

    • NHS primary care mental health services (IAPT): Evidence based talking therapy, currently fast tracking NHS staff

    • 01908 725099 

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Oxford Health

  • Occupational Health

  • Balint Groups 

  • Talking Space Plus

    • ​NHS primary care mental health services (IAPT): Evidence based talking therapy, currently fast tracking NHS staff

    • 01865 901 222 

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OUH

  •  Occupational Health 

  • Employee Assistance Programme  

    • The counsellor can offer immediate “in the moment” support and other counselling options.

    • Open 24/7

    • 0800 174319  

  • Talking Space Plus

    • 01865 901 222

    • NHS primary care mental health services (IAPT): Evidence based talking therapy, currently fast tracking NHS staff

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RBH

  • Occupational Health

  • Employee Assistance line 0800 030 5182 

    • Health Assured provides confidential support services on a range of topics from mental wellbeing and other health issues to financial or legal information

  • Talking Therapies

    • 0300 365 2000 

    • NHS primary care mental health services (IAPT): Evidence based talking therapy, currently fast tracking NHS staff

  • Local Staff Wellbeing Support Line (via BHFT)

    • confidential support line which Trust staff can access

    • 0300 365 8800

    • Open from 2pm-8pm, seven days a week.

    • The helpline will listen to the staff concerns and identify the most appropriate support available 

National Support for NHS staff

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    National NHS Staff Support Line

    0300 131 7000 or text FRONTLINE to 85258

    Support, signposting and confidential listening available

    7.00 am – 11.00 pm daily 

    24/7 via text. 

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    BMA

    0330 123 1245

    Offers counselling, peer support and psychotherapy for doctors & medical students. 24/7

    Not just BMA members