Throughout training, psychological support may be beneficial to the trainee. There are a range of reasons why a trainee may benefit from psychological support, this can include a significant life event, suffering from stress and/or anxiety, a way to improve and better understand behaviour due to experiencing a significant event at work. Evidence suggests that psychological treatments works well for emotional, mental and behavioural issues.
The PSW can make referrals for psychological support once they have a PSW referral has had a Case Manager meeting. Hammet Street, the PSW provider, works a lot with trainee doctors and the PSW has had good feedback from trainees around the support they provide.
Working with Hammet Street Consultants, the PSW are able to offer fast access to 6 sessions of funded psychological support. In certain circumstances, we may be able to offer additional sessions should the request be supported by the therapist. The support includes; CBT, CAT, EMDR & Psychotherapy.
The service can be accessed within 24 hours of the PSW meeting with a trainee.