Are you a new Core or Higher Trainee overwhelmed by the new responsibilities you have? Do you find it difficult to manage your time or prioritize? Are you struggling with career choices?
There are a range of options to help you within the East of England...
Having a mentor allows you to speak to a neutral person who can help you achieve your full potential. You don't need to be struggling to benefit from extra input that is personalized to your needs. New Mentoring Schemes are being set up to help fully support our trainees through their journeys. If you are interested, ask your trust about their mentoring scheme or have a look at the mentoring website: https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/coaching_and_mentoring
The Professional Support Unit (PSU) has a range of tailored options to help trainees in various ways. Referrals to the PSU are usually via your educational supervisor, but they do offer regular exam workshops to which you can self refer as a trainee. Available resources include counselling, coaching, careers support, occupational health and much more. There are more details on the PSU webpages: https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/psu
The Deanery also supports options for time out of training ("OOPs", because Out Of Programme) or Less than Full time training. Details can be found here: https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/faculty/out-programme-oop for OOPs, or here for LTFT training: https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/faculty/less-full-time-training
There are some more details on the Trainee Well-being Hub webpages: https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training/trainee-well-being-hub