Mental Health Resources
Doctors Support Network (DSN)
An independent, confidential and friendly self-help group for doctors who have experienced mental distress or mental health problems. The service is for doctors and run by doctors. The purpose of the group is to learn to be kinder to ourselves and others and to know we are not alone. The DSN currently has regular meetings throughout the country. The organisation is growing and has plans for meetings in other areas in the future.
DSN members receive a monthly newsletter. All calls to the DSN phone line are answered by fellow medics and there is a lively email discussion group.
Telephone: 0870 321 0642
DocHealth is a strictly confidential self-referral consultation service for all doctors with work or personal difficulties. Face-to-face consultations of up to six sessions are offered by a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy. DocHealth is an independent, not for profit organisation supported by charitable donations from the BMA and the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. In order to sustain the service financial contributions will be requested from all its users on the basis of ability to pay.