This online resource aims to shine a spotlight on the mental health and wellbeing of physicians by opening up the conversation about mental health issues and their impact.
Never has this been more vital in the context of the current COVID-19 situation and we are actively encouraging the physician workforce to remain aware of their mental health and wellbeing needs during these extremely challenging times.
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, feeling guilt about burdening others with difficulties, or even having anxieties about possible job loss.
This mental health and wellbeing resource has been created to help you recognise the warning signs in yourself and others, as well as know about the steps you can take to stay well and seek the right support when you need it. It also shines a spotlight on what the RCP is doing to influence and improve the healthcare system in which we work.
Different sections focus on recognising the triggers, wellbeing tools and where to seek support.
Share your story
Hearing about other people’s experiences can be a great source of support and learning. These blogs have been written by physicians and focus on areas connected with mental health.
The RCP's This Doctor Can campaign enables the sharing of personal stories of physicians living and working with, or caring for those with, mental health conditions. It aims to break down some of the barriers for those in need of help or considering seeking support.