Psychiatrists' Support Service

The Psychiatrists' Support Service (PSS) provides free, rapid, high quality peer support by telephone to psychiatrists of all grades who may be experiencing personal or work-related difficulties.

Our service is totally confidential and delivered by trained Peer Support Psychiatrists (College Members).

For information about the COVID-19, please visit our information hub, and you can also read our specific guidance for clinicians.

Get in touch with the support service

  • Call our dedicated telephone helpline on 020 8618 4020
  • Email us in confidence at
  • If you are Psychiatrist of any grade affected by suicide and would like advice and support, please email us at
  • The College runs a peer support group for doctors affected by suicide If you would like to attend, please email us at

The service is available during office hours Monday to Friday.

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