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 Medic Support 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

Therapy Session

Offered to all HEE-TV trainees


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:

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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  • Occupational Health

  • BHT Wellbeing team

    • Offers counselling and CBT

    • Introduction to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy 1-hour workshop on MS Teams

    • Mindfulness training offered to teams/groups of doctors on request

    • Self-referral by calling 01296 315998 or by email:

  • Employee assistance programme:

  • Mental health helpline for Bucks and Oxon: 01865 904 997



  • Occupational Health

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 0800 030 5182 

    • 24/7 advice line via Confidential Care Service

    • Free to all employees and family members

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

  • Balint groups

  • Berkshire Wellbeing matters



  • 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


FHFT (Wexham Park)

  • Occupational Health 

  • Employee Assistance line - 0844 891 0353 (Heath Assured EAP)

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

  • Berkshire Wellbeing matters



  • Occupational Health

  • Staff health & wellbeing

  • Vivup Employee Assistance Programme - 03303 800 658 

    • 03303 800 658 - Telephone access to qualified counselling professionals 24/7

    • Independent and confidential support and access to online CBT programme 

  • BLMK Keeping well -

    • Psychological and wellbeing services for healthcare professionals living in Bedford, Luton or MK


Oxford Health

  • Occupational Health

  • Balint Groups

  • You matter -

    • ​Staff Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub for health and care staff in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

    • Offering 2-3 appointments to facilitate discussion, mental health screening and signposting

    • 0800 145 6568 (8am - 4pm Mon-Fri) or email:

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  • 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

  • Berkshire Wellbeing matters

NHS Primary Care Talking Therapies (IAPT)

Evidence-based talking therapies, currently fast tracking NHS staff. You can refer yourself or be referred by your GP.

National Support for NHS staff