Supporting medical students with mental health conditions
This guidance gives advice and examples of good practice for medical schools, so the best possible support can be given to students who have mental health conditions.
Produced jointly with the Medical Schools Council, the guidance is designed to be flexible, so that medical schools can improve existing processes rather than having to make radical changes, and includes practical suggestions on a range of issues, such as:
- what can medical schools do to help to reduce mental health problems in their students
- how can medical schools work with occupational health services
- how can medical schools deal with mental health conditions that relate to fitness to practise concerns.
Inside the guidance
- Myth busters
- Defining mental health
- Occupational health services
- Managing and supporting medical students with mental health conditions
- Returning to a course
- Transition to the first year of the foundation programme
- Student fitness to practise
- Appendix – the legal position