Wellbeing & Health Resources

The Foundation team is always available to support you - please get in touch with any concerns.  This page contains a collection of  additional resources that you may find  helpful.

Useful Apps

Sometimes we forget to look after ourselves when we are in roles where we care for others.

There are still a range of confidential, national support offers that all NHS  colleagues can access via NHS England » Supporting our NHS people.

NHS colleagues can continue to access to these resources as detailed below:

Headspace app: Our NHS colleagues now have free access through to 31 March 2025. For those who haven’t yet signed up, you can sign up using your NHS email account here: NHS England » Headspace

Unmind app: free access for all NHS staff for a further twelve months through to 31 December 2024.  For those who haven’t yet signed up, you can sign up using your NHS email account here:  NHS England » Unmind

SHOUT text service: We have extended access to our confidential, text support service.  If you need someone to talk to, you can access support by texting FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7.  This service is available to all our NHS colleagues who have had a tough day, who are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or who have a lot on their mind and need to talk it through.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme is a free resource you can use as a Foundation Doctor and employee of MFT.  Using the freephne number or app, you can access a variety of mental health and wellbeing resources, including confidential counselling sessions if needed.  The service is paid for by Mancheter Foundation Trust and is available to you and immediate members of your family.

Employee Health & Wellbeing  (Occupational Health)

Employee Health and Wellbeing (Occupational Health at MFT) – the EHW service can help with a range of issues including medical, psychological and musculoskeletal problems.  They can be contacted by email: ehw@mft.nhs.uk or telephone: Oxford Road Campus - 0161 276 4289; Wythenshawe Site - 0161 291 4209.

General Practitioner

GP – all trainees should register with a GP who can be a valuable source of help.  To find a local GP use the NHS website 

NHS Practitioner Health Programme

The Practitioner Health Programme offers free, confidential support for doctors with mental health or addiction problems.  Visit the website to register and get help.

HENW Training Support Network

Health Education England North West has a Trainee Support Network section of its website dedicated to health and wellbeing matters  https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/TSN.  It maintains a list of helpful links.

Bereavement support 

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If you have been affected by a recent bereavement, whether a friend, family member or colleague, you may find this list of bereavement support resources helpful.

Other resources

Click on the picture for a list of resources with links covering many aspects of mental and physical health and wellbeing.  Browse them - you may find something helpful.