Workforce, training and education
East of England

Self - Care and Well-being Resources can be found using the FAQ buttons below.

Please scroll down to the contact boxes for other useful information. 


PPE Guidance
Need to talk
  • NHS national staff helpline, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7am - 11pm, 7 days a week. Call 0800 069 6222 or text FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7.
  • Bereavement support line, operated by Hospice UK and free to access 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week. Call 0300 303 4434. A team of full qualified and trained bereavement specialists are available with bereavement and well-being issues relating to loss experienced through work. For up-to-date information visit Support Now
  • BMA wellbeing support services are open 24/7 to all doctors and medical students. You will have the choice of speaking to a counsellor, or taking the details of a doctor who you can contact for peer support.  Please click here to view the BMA Well-being Services poster and information on how to access this support.
  • NHS Practitioner Health operates a self-referral system. It offers free, confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists across England with mental illness and addiction problems.

Well-being apps and tools

  • NHS staff have been given free access to a number of wellbeing apps to support with their mental health and wellbeing. Select NHS England link to access the most up-to-date list NHS England Well-being apps.  These include: Headspace, Unmind, Sleepio
  • Better Health – Healthy changes start with little changes - Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support
  • Live Well – Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choice about your health and wellbeing 
  • Place2Be - support, arts and craft resources for keyworker parents and carers. Download free wellbeing guides
  • 'Mind' have pulled together some resources to help you look after yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Guidance and tips

Intensive Support
  • Clinically led 1:1 support and coaching through Project 5 : provides, independent and confidential solution and wellbeing support, up to 3 sessions when you need them.
  • Bespoke coaching support offer for Black, Asian and Minority ethnic colleagues
  • NHS Practitioner Health operates a self-referral system. It offers free, confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists across England with mental illness and addiction problems.
  • NHS Leadership Academy coaching and mentoring programme:
    To register for coaching visit CoachNet 
    Return to Work mentoring programme
    Ethical Mentoring Programme
  • Up to 8 counselling sessions with Association of Christian Counsellors - flexible appointment times by video or telephone: inclusive service, welcoming and open to people of all religions, cultures, ethnicities, sexualities, gender and gender expressions, age, disabilities, etc.

  • Coaching for colleagues working in Primary care:

    #LookingAfterYouToo  Available to all staff working in the delivery of primary care services. You will be either employed by the NHS or working with an NHS funded employer delivering an NHS funded primary care contract.

    #LookingAfterYourTeam: Available to staff working in the delivery of frontline primary care services who lead, manage or organises a team, group, service or network. You will be either employed by the NHS or working with an NHS funded employer delivering an NHS funded primary care contract.

Crisis Intervention
Staff mental health and wellbeing hubs provides confidential and rapid access to local evidence-based mental health support. Hubs offer clinical assessment and triage to support/treatment.
Four Hubs operate across East Region:
Podcasts and Webinars
  • NHS Professionals and Doctors Direct have organised weekly lectures to support doctors during the pandemic and opportunities to register for upcoming webinars
  • You are Not a Frog podcast/Youtube channel. Follow this link to the podcast and the YouTube channel - for GPs, hospital doctors and other professionals in high-stakes, high-stress jobs who want to thrive rather than just survive.
  • The Dentalpreneur Podcast w/ Dr. Mark Costes : The goal of this podcast is to assemble the greatest minds of the dental profession and to pass on their most valuable and succinct lessons, in order to help you to achieve your full potential in practice and in life.

*this area is under development - suggestions welcome, email for any recommendations


Supported Return to Training (SuppoRTT)

Main East of England SuppoRTT  website has a section dedicated to COVID-19: COVID-19 SuppoRTT section

Charitable Support
Details of charities available to doctors

If you require support but do not wish to contact the Professional Support and Well-being Service at this stage, please find a list of services that can provide charitable support to doctors and dentists.

How to refer to the PSW

All referral forms can be found on our website:

We have three different referral forms you can access

  • ​Form E – Self referral for exam support only
  • Form C – Self-referral where Covid-19 has impacted on your training
  • Form F – Educator referral

Where you are unsure which one to complete, please email 

NHSE EoE Useful Contacts

Professional Support and Well-being Service

All PSW queries
PSW events and workshops
Coaching and Mentoring

Assessment and Revalidation

Assessment Team
Revalidation Team
Appeals Team


Recruitment Helpdesk
Foundation Recruitment Helpdesk
Immigration queries

Programme Management

Post and programme queries (except Foundation)

Foundation Post and programme queries

Inter-deanery Transfers (IDT)

Less Than Full Time Training

Out of Programme (OOPC, OOPR, OOPE, OOPT)
Relocation and Travel Claim Expenses
GMC Approval (Non GP Site and Programme Approvals)
Academic training queries

Faculty Support

General faculty support enquiries (all specialties)
Study leave / curriculum delivery enquiries
SAS Doctors enquiries
Community Schools (GP) enquiries 
Bursary programme enquiries 
Trust based Support Services

Most Trusts across the East of England are also offering well-being support services to staff. Please speak to your local Medical Staffing representatives for more information.

If you are not sure of who this might be, please email 

NNUH PGME Wellbeing website - Click HERE

*we will update with more information here when we have information from all Trusts


Thursday, 9 April, 2020
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