Crisis helplines (UK and ROI)

Samaritans – Phone 116 123 (Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Relationship Support Counselling

Relate –
For victims and witnesses of crime
Victim Support –

For victims of rape or sexual abuse

Rape Crisis –

Bereavement advice and support

Cruse Bereavement Care –
Doctors’ Counselling Services
Doctors’ Support Network – peer support for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns:

NHS Practitioner Health Programme -Free and confidential NHS service for doctors and dentists with issues relating to a mental or physical health concern or addiction problem, in particular where these might affect their work. Self-referral service provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors. Available in various locations across England:

Professional Support Unit London- Provides help for the professional development of clinicians within London, throughout all stages of their career:

Further links to sources of support can be found on the NHS choices website – and on the BMA site –