Trainee Health & Wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of yourself and the team around you is influenced by a range of factors.
The work environment, exam failure, leadership and management, work design, employment policies and procedure, as well as outside compounding factors such as significant life events, anxiety, stress and depression can impact the wellbeing of us all however, we recognise the particular difficulties trainees may face.
If you are a trainee that feels that they would benefit from support during a difficult time, then please arrange a meeting with an educator e.g. your clinical or Educational Supervisor, the Training Programme Director or the Head of School to discuss a referral.
Referrals for exam support can be made by the trainee by submitting a referral Form E although this should also be Note that for exam support, the PSW accept a self-referral.
A range of topics around health and wellbeing include:
- Working Shifts & Nights is a document created by Michael Farquhar (@DrMikeFarquhar, Michael.Farquhar@gstt.nhs.uk) explaining the importance of considering your own health when working shifts and nights.
- BMA - Wellbeing Advice - Here you will find a variety of useful information and support from the BMA.
The BMA also have a piece on their website written by a trainee doctor as part of the writing competition. The message it gives is quite powerful.
A list of further resources are listed here: national support services available