Wellbeing and support

You’re joining the medical profession at a moment of great challenge. You’ll likely have fears and anxieties, but you’re not alone. It's critical that you look after yourself and reach out for help if you need it. 

Your wellbeing 

It’s important to remember your own health and wellbeing. 

Your foundation school is there to support you as you face the challenge of becoming a new doctor. And if you’re a UK graduate your medical school will be there to help. New colleagues, family and friends can also be great sources of support. Make sure you know who to contact if you need advice when starting a new role. 

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges also have a page with links to organisations who can help.

Advice and support from your new colleagues

Even experienced health professionals can find themselves working in unfamiliar circumstances. Your colleagues will know that you’re a new doctor. They will understand the pressures that you may face and can support you as you adapt to your new role.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.