Urgent Mental Health Support

For urgent mental health support – contact the GP Health Service. Access the service by emailing them on gp.health@nhs.net or by calling 0300 0303 300

Monday to Friday 8AM to 8PM and Saturday 7:30AM to 2:30PM

or contact the 24/7 crisis support line by texting PHP to 85258


You can also contact the new SHOUT text support helpline – access their confidential 24/7 crisis support service here >

Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

NHS Practitioner Health

NHS Practitioner Health is a confidential NHS service for GPs and GP trainees in England. The Service can help doctors with issues relating to a mental health concern, including stress or depression, or an addiction problem, in particular where these might affect work.

(Practitioner Health is not a service for individuals with mental health problems which require specialist psychiatric input though it can help provide additional support where it can).


LTF-SOM Suicide Postvention

Links to resources on Responding to the death by suicide of a colleague in Primary Care: A postvention framework

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Akeso Virtual Doctors Mess

A safe space to talk with other medics:

2nd Tuesday of month 8pm to 9pm (from 14th April)

3rd Wednesday of month 1pm to 2pm (from 15th April)

Email jackie.campbell4@akeso.org.uk with your name, contact details and GMC number to receive a link to join these via Zoom.

Further resources