Other Support & Wellbeing suggestions

Online support and people you can speak to

The Big White Wall – A 24/7 online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares.

Woebot – Woebot (a chatbot) checks-in with you every day and guides you through practical techniques based on tried and tested approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Nightline – Support available for students via their telephone line and ‘Instant Messaging’ (IM).

BMA Wellness & Support – Wellbeing support services are open 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. You can also access their wellbeing support area. 

The Honest Guys – Guided meditation and guided sleep meditation experiences on the web, with expanding library of high quality guided imagery, meditations and relaxation content. 

NHS Ted Talk: The Empathy Switch by Sammy Batt-Rawden ED Nottingham. 

A (Very Broad) Guide to Resources Supporting Doctors from Health Education England – Lists various types of free resources available for those working in various trusts in Yorkshire, including career advice, mindfulness and physical health initiatives. 

Joyful Doctor – Helps doctors, and other healthcare professionals, to look after themselves as well as they look after others… to beat stress and burnout and thrive at meaningful work they love. 

Take Time – is a confidential service specifically for junior doctors and dentists within Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber (HEE YH).

Apps for meditation and mindfulness







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The Other Side of Silence: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir of Depression by Linda Gask. Having spent her life trying to patch up the souls of others, psychiatrist Linda Gask came to realise that being an expert in depression didn’t confer any immunity from it – she had to learn take care of herself, too.