FGDP(UK) members in the UK and Ireland can now access a helpline providing mental health and wellbeing support.
Provided by Health Assured - which is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is the UK’s largest independent employee assistance programme (EAP) provide - the helpline is available 24/7.
The service is part of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Confidential Support and Advice Service, which has been expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic in recognition of the additional pressures on healthcare professionals at this time.
If you would like confidential support and advice on personal or professional issues, call 020 7869 6221. Your call will be answered by a trained counsellor, who will ask you for your name and your organisation - please state that you are a member of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Further information is available at https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/careers-in-surgery/csas/
A list of other services which provide health and wellbeing support is included in our summary of guidance and resources for dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.