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Support Services for Doctors, Practice Staff and Doctors' Families

Below are a list of organisations and services that can help doctors, their families and individuals in a variety of ways. The services below range from mental health supports to financial aids.

For Doctors:

  • Practitioner Health Matters Programme - Any doctor who has a concern about stress, burnout, mental health difficulties or who may have an alcohol or drug misuse problem can receive confidential help from experts 

For Doctors, Practice Staff and Doctors' Families:

  • Free Online Stress Management Sessions – The HSE Health & Wellbeing Division have launched a free, 6-session, evidence-based stress prevention and management programme. Each of the six online sessions lasts for 90 minutes.
  • Aware - Helping to defeat depression
  • OCD Ireland - A support group for sufferers and families of those with obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Samaritans - Confidential emotional support 24 hours a day by telephone