Be Good to Yourself
Sometimes the job can feel too demanding, or we struggle to balance the workload and personal life.
Perhaps you feel uncertain about your next steps or are worried about the effect work is having on your mental health.
If this is the case there are a number of excellent sources of support to turn to, we have listed some in this section. If you have found other sources of support, please let us know.
Above al, if you need help and are not sure where to turn, our GP advisors can help. Please contact us to find out more.
Rather than recreating the wheel – our colleagues at Nottingham LMC have created a fabulous Wellbeing mini-site covering mindfulness, activity and maintaing wellbeing in your workplace.
10 Minute CBT is a simple approach to use CBT within your consultations, but the website also has some excellent advice for self-care: https://www.10minutecbt.co.uk/.
Where to get help
GP-S is a free peer mentoring service for General Practice, offering mentoring, coaching and signposting. GP-S is available to all GPs, including GP trainees who have been issued their CCT
GP-S can be used by anyone who would like to explore ways to develop themselves. This could be personally, professionally or within your career. They aim to build resilience in the General Practice workforce by allowing you time and space to develop your personal goals. To find out more about the service and refer yourself.
The NHS GP Health service is a free and confidential health service for GPs and trainee GPs, who may be experiencing mental health and addiction issues. The service launched in January 2017 and has already seen over 1,000 GPs access the service. The service has a number of clinical services available to access – from face to face psychological therapies to peer group sessions – the service can also provide support more remotely using online tools and tailoring the support to the needs of the GP where possible. The service is confidential and can be accessed between 8am-8pm weekdays and 8am-2pm weekends by calling 0300 0303 300.