Throughout training, psychological support may be beneficial to the trainee. There are a range of reasons why a trainee may benefit from psychological support, which may feature a significant life event at home or workplace, suffering form stress and/or anxiety, or from experiencing feelings of burnout. Evidence suggests that psychological treatments can work well for emotional, mental and behavioural issues.
Whilst the PSW does not replace the trainee's healthcare provider, we are able to offer fast access to psychological support where a need has been identified by a PSW Case Manager. Our current provider is Hammet Street Consultants, who have worked a lot with trainee doctors and have received excellent feedback from our trainees.