Medic Support is funded by Oxford Deanery to provide free, confidential help to trainee doctors and dentists in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
Medical work is inherently stressful. Work-related and personal difficulties such as:
Conflict with colleagues
Relationship and family troubles
Grief and loss
Response to trauma
Low self esteem
may cause anxiety, stress, depression and unhappiness.
We know that as a group trainee doctors and dentists often find it difficult to acknowledge that they are stressed, or to ask for help. You may feel your problems are not serious enough or that you should be able to cope on your own. Or you may feel that it might be dangerous to discuss your feelings.
Medic Support provides an opportunity to talk through such concerns in a confidential environment away from work, and has been found to alleviate many of these problems.
You can refer yourself or you can be referred by a colleague, such as your educational supervisor or occupational health physician.
- June Dent, Consultant Clinical Psychologist - email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tel: Secretary 01865 738500, quoting Medic Support
- Philip Roys, Consultant Adult Psychotherapist - email: email@example.com
Tel: Secretary 01865 556648, quoting MedicSupport
We aim to call you back within 5 days to discuss any queries you may have, to tell you a little more about our service and to set up an initial assessment.
If you are unsure whether you want or need help, please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more about the service.