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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Counselling resources


To contact the Psychiatrists' Support Service please telephone: 020 7245 0412  or e-mail:

British Medical Association Counselling Service
A confidential counselling service for all doctors, medical students and BMA staff who are under stress through personal, emotional or work related problems. It is staffed by qualified counsellors 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The counsellors are bound by strict codes of confidentiality and ethical practice.
Telephone: 0845 920 0169 (24-hour Helpline)
Website: BMA Counselling

BMA Doctors for Doctors Unit
Doctors for Doctors is committed to providing support for doctors in difficulty by helping them make informed decisions about their health, working with them to gain insight, facilitating access to appropriate care and supporting them through this process.
Website: Doctors for Doctors
Phone: 0330 123 1245 (24-hour Helpline, 7 Days a Week)


Doctors' SupportLine
The Doctors' SupportLine is independent, confidential and anonymous. It is staffed by trained volunteer doctors who offer friendly and informal listening and peer support for both personal and work-related issues. Information about other sources of help is available if needed.
SupportLine contact number: 0844 395 3010
Open Monday, Tuesday 8pm - 11pm; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8pm - 10pm; Sunday 4pm - 10pm
Website: DSN

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