The RCP has today launched a mental health and wellbeing resource, helping everyone to spot the signs of deteriorating mental health, and know where to look when they need to seek help.
Burnout, work-related stress, mental illness and suicide are increasingly recognised within the physician workforce. Doctors are not good at seeking help; often denying there is a problem, not recognising there is a problem, being fearful of any stigma, having anxieties and guilt about burdening others with our own difficulties or even possibly losing our job.
This mental health and wellbeing resource has been created to help us recognise the warning signs in ourselves and others, as well as know about the steps we can take to stay well and seek the right support when we need it. It also shines a spotlight on what the RCP is doing to influence and improve the healthcare system in which we work.
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The RCP’s Mental health and wellbeing resource aims to support physicians to stay well and seek help when needed by opening up the conversation about mental health issues and their impact.