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Psychological Wellbeing

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

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

Regional Support

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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT)

  • 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


Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BHFT)

  • Occupational Health

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 0800 085 1376

    • 24/7 confidential care advice line by CiC

    • Free to all employees

    • Support is available for whatever issues you might be facing, including work stress, depression, marriage and relationship issues, legal concerns, coping with change, parenting issues, financial problems, etc

  • Balint group

  • Berkshire Wellbeing matters


Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL)

  • Trust Wellbeing page - link

  • 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


Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT)

  • 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


Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MKUH)

  • 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 NHS Foundation Trust

  • Occupational Health

  • Health & Wellbeing intranet page (only accessible with OHFT email account)

  • Balint Groups

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 0800 030 5182

    • 24/7 confidential care advice line by Heath Assured

    • Free to all employees and family members (username and password available in the intranet)

  • 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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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH)


Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBH)

  • Occupational Health

  • Employee Assistance line 0800 028 0199 

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

    • The My Health Advance mobile App is also available and you can find the RBH access code on the RBH Health and Wellbeing page on the intranet.

  • Berkshire Wellbeing matters
  • Seasonal care packs - Comprehensive guide to staff about Health and Wellbeing support available locally, regionally and nationally. This can be accessed via the RBH Health and Wellbeing page on the intranet.

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.

Supporting Staff after the Death of a Child

This new framework has been developed with the aim of providing support to bereaved parents who are health care staff after the death of a baby or child at any gestation or age. The framework is to support bereaved parents themselves, line managers, supervisors, and colleagues. It provides guidance for supporting staff in the immediate aftermath of the child/ren’s death and a framework for supporting a return to work.  While it has been developed with the OUH and therefore some aspects are Trust-specific, there is much more which is widely relevant for all health care staff.

To download framework, click here

National Support

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