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This page provides information and links about sources of support. Some services are aimed at GPs whilst others are also open to other members of the practice team such as practice managers, practice nurses, and non-clinical staff. 

Read a short summary of our Wellbeing Strategy which outlines how we are working to support people working in primary care in our area.   

The page is regularly reviewed and updated. If you have further resources which you would like to share with us, please contact us at humberside.lmcgroup@nhs.net

Please also visit our events page for information and booking on forthcoming events to support wellbeing. 

Mentoring and Coaching

Free Mentoring for Humberside LMCs' Constituents  

Service from Humberside LMCs in partnership with GPMplus.  Free and open to GPs, Practice Managers, Nurses and other senior practice staff with leadership/decision making responsibilities, working in General Practice in the Humber region.  8 hours of confidential support over 12 months.

Download a leaflet on GPMplus mentoring

Resilience and Wellbeing Coaching offer - from NHSE&I for practice staff.

Individual coaching support with a highly skilled and experienced coach.  A space for you to offload the demands of whatever you are experiencing and be supported in developing practical strategies for dealing with this.  It might be that through a one-off conversation you have all the strategies you need to cope with your situation and stay well.  Or you might find a few sessions helpful.  It is all led by you.  Choose from the following:

Looking after you too  – a pilot for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic NHS colleagues

Looking after you too

Looking after your team

RCGP Coaching offer 

For any member of the practice team including clinical and non-clinical staff. The service is provided by a specially trained cohort of practice support advisers and trainers who are all highly experienced primary care professionals and includes: GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and pharmacists. 











Covid-19 Wellbeing Resources

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges  

Advice regarding sleep during the Coronavirus outbreak.

#Caring 4 NHS People webinars

Webinars people with a role in workforce, occupational health, organisational development, leadership, trade union support or other area that is supporting the wellbeing of our NHS people during and following the Covid-19 response. All are welcome to join NHS England and Improvement’s virtual sessions. Follow the session live or watch a recording later. The sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of the month between 4pm and 5pm.

COVID-19: your wellbeing

BMA guidance which aims to help doctors and medical students working under extraordinary and challenging circumstances to look after their own health and wellbeing.

Guide to coping with stress during the Coronavirus outbreak

World Health Organisation (WHO) (single side document).  

Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 

Published by WHO.

Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing 

Published by Mind UK

Mental wellbeing while staying at home

Published by Every Mind Matters

NHS Practitioner Health  

Frontline wellbeing support during COVID-19.

NHS Employers 

Resources to support staff wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resilient Practice  

Resources to support personal resilience in modern life. 

RCGP learning materials 

Temporarily freely available including free access to a well-being resource with further signposting and resources for mental health and resilience.


































Support Services / Links

British Doctors and Dentists Group 

A recovery group for doctors and dentists addicted to alcohol and/or drugs.

BMA Doctors adviser service

To support your wellbeing. 

BMA counselling and peer support for doctors and medical students 

Confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors and medical students on 0330 123 1245 or via the online portal.

BMA Doctor Support Service

Independent confidential support for doctors involved in a fitness to practise case. You can call the service throughout your fitness to practise case for emotional support from a fellow doctor who is completely independent of the GMC. The service is provided by the BMA but you don't have to be a member to access it.


Confidential psychotherapy open to all doctors. A confidential, not-for-profit psychotherapeutic consultation service for all qualified doctors of any grade or specialty. Support is always provided by Consultant Psychiatrists in Medical Psychotherapy. Financial contributions are requested from users of the service - see website for details. Open to all doctors - you don't have to be a BMA member.

Doctors’ Support Network

Peer support for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns.

Doctors with Neurodiversity

Do you identify as a Doctor with Neurodiversity*? A free, confidential, online peer-support group is being run by Dr Adrian Lamb on the first and third Thursday of every month at 8pm. To find out more please visit the website. 

*Neurodiversity encompasses: autism spectrum, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, tics and Tourettes

Freedom to Speak Up 

Humberside LMCs offers a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Service across primary care in our four CCH areas. You can raise a concern about any risk, malpractice or wrongdoing you think is harming the service you deliver in primary care. View our Freedom to Speak Up policy for details on how to raise a concern. 

GP Career Support Pack 

This document sets out the various types of support available to general practitioner’s at all stages of their career, whether in their first five years, mid-career, nearing retirement or after taking a career break.

Humber, Coast and Vale Resilience Hub 

Access support and advice, available to all health and care workers and their families, living or working in the Humber, Coast and Vale region. The Humber, Coast and Vale Resilience Hub offers advice and support for issues such as emotional wellbeing to bereavement, debt, domestic violence and relationship issues. The Hub is funded and supported by NHS England and the Humber, Coast and Vale Care Partnership. 

NHS Practitioner Health   

A free, confidential service provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors. It is accessible via a confidential national self-referral phone line, website and app, enabling GPs and GP trainees to seek information about the services available, access self-help tools, and access clinical support.

GP Signposts for Yorkshire and the Humber 

The aim of this directory of services for Yorkshire and the Humber is to provide further details of support, career opportunities and contacts to supplement the national support pack. 

Making General Practice a Great Place to Work 

This toolkit, jointly published by NHS England, BMA and RCGP, is aimed at system leaders and clinical leads working across primary care to develop robust local retention action plans that provide GPs with the support they require to develop fulfilled careers in general practice. It also aims to tackle issues at practice, network and system level that may be impacting on local GP retention. 

Mental Health Service for Doctors and Dentists from Practitioner Health

All NHS doctors and dentists in England now have access to a mental health service 24 hours a day through a dedicated phoneline and a crisis text service available through the night. This builds on the service already available to GPs in England. To sign up, call 0300 0303 300 or email prac.health@nhs.net (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm). Text NHSPH to 85258 for the out-of-hours crisis text service. Further details at www.practitionerhealth.nhs.uk.   ​​​​​​

National GP Retention Scheme

The is a package of financial and educational support to help doctors, who might otherwise leave the profession, remain in clinical general practice. These NHS England web pages explain who is eligible for the scheme and how to apply.

Our NHS People

On-line Wellbeing resources to help manage health and wellbeing whilst looking after others.

RCGP Practice Support

The RCGP consultancy and support programme offers tailored advice and support to GP practices seeking to improve and develop their services and workforce.


A phone line providing support for those affected by domestic abuse. Telephone 0808 802 4040. 

The Sick Doctors Trust

Support and help for doctors, dentists and medical students who are concerned about their use of drugs or alcohol.

Supporting Our NHS People: Primary Care 

NHSE document which brings together details of a wide variety of services, resources, and sources of help for people working in primary care. Includes counselling and talking therapies, wellbeing and self-help apps, financial support, mental health hubs, and online guides and resources. 


Support for anyone bereaved by suicide from Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. The service offers emotional support, practical support, or just someone to listen, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Freephone 0800 1380990. Local telephone number 01482 240133 or email info@heymind.org.uk. You can also text on 07520633477

































































Wellbeing Apps

NHS Employers information  regarding access to well-being apps


Calm is offering a one month free trial.

NHS Health Education England's  E-Learning for Health Training Modules - Looking after yourself












Financial Support

Doctors’ Help

This is a website portal created by the main medical charities to help doctors in difficulty find the most suitable charity to apply to. Doctors, or their dependents, and medical students, can answer a very short questionnaire to find the best charity to help them. They can then link to that charity for more information about eligibility and application. Charities included are BMA Charities, The Cameron Fund, Royal Medical Benevolent Fund, Royal Medical Foundation, and the Society for the Assistance of Medical Families.

The Cameron Fund

Aims to help NHS General Practitioners (and their dependent family) who find themselves in dire financial straits, be they a GP Trainee, a registered GP, or retired. 

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

Help for doctors and their families in need.

The Royal Medical Foundation

A charity which aims to assist registered doctors and their families who are in financial hardship.

















Indemnity Providers

The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

A range of advice and support for members.

Medical Defence Union

A range of advice and support for members.

Medical Protection Society

A range of advice and support for members.