Trainees4Trainees- Group peer support for shielding trainees

Updated: Jul 19

At HEE-Thames Valley we think it’s really important for everyone has access to a space where they can share experiences and form peer-support networks. As shielding trainees we are aware this may be presenting unique challenges and has the potential to cause significant uncertainty and concern about training and employment.

We’ve set up some trainee groups that we would like to invite you to. Everyone will be allocated into a group of about 10 trainees, and that group will  meet approximately fortnightly for 45minute sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be facilitated by a senior trainee. Essentially, it is a place to talk to other shielding trainees in a similar position to yourself. The groups have already been running for some of the anaesthetists who have found the opportunity to have a ‘space’ to talk really useful. 

If you would like to be allocated to a group please email from your nhs email if possible and include your most recent place of work.

We look forward to hearing from you soon, 


Aisling Higham ST5- Trainee Improvement Fellow- HEE-TV

Sophie Behrman ST6- RCPsych Leadership and Management Fellow