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Mental wellbeing is something we all manage on a day-to-day basis. The pressures and demands you face as a doctor, nurse or healthcare professional can make this challenging – more so now than ever before.

It’s not always easy to notice when your mental wellbeing may be suffering or to know what to do to improve it. So, we’re making it easier for you to assess your own wellbeing and get support if you need it.

Whether you want to lower your stress levels, sleep better or reduce burnout, we can help you take positive steps to better mental wellbeing.

We’ve partnered with ICAS International to give you access to immediate practical support. You can download the ECare app for a personalised wellness service and talk one-on-one to a licensed counsellor through a free and confidential service.

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Free counselling from ICAS


Medical Protection members can now access a free counselling service as part of their membership for work-related issues such as stress, burnout, anxiety and conflict.

This counselling service is provided by our trusted partner ICAS, who offer a personalised and professional service tailored specifically to members’ requirements and delivered by experienced qualified counsellors.  

Members can access telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and face-to-face counselling sessions can be arranged if needed.

The service is entirely confidential and independent of Medical Protection – any member’s contact with ICAS will remain private – and accessing the service is easy.

To book a free session, call ICAS on 1800 849004 and quote your Medical Protection membership number.

ECare app from ICAS

New for Medical Protection members, the ECare app is a personalised online wellness service that offers members fun and interactive ways to monitor, measure and promote balanced healthy living.

Learn about yourself with health checks and wellbeing assessments and contact an expert for personalised advice. Keep up to date with the latest health news and handy tips and browse an on-the-go medical encyclopedia.

Wellbeing Phone App

Search for ‘Ecare mobile’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and use code MP001 to get started.

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50% off Portal Premium: the award-winning wellbeing app that takes you away from it all

Our surroundings have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing, but we often have little control over the environments we spend most of our time in. Portal changes that.

Portal harnesses the power of immersive technology, including 3D spatial audio and smart lighting integration, to provide instant escapes to some of the most calming, remote and peaceful locations on the planet. From tropical beaches in Thailand to thunderstorms in the Amazon rainforest, these environments are all designed to help you sleep, focus, relax and unwind. 

Breaking the burnout cycle

A recent Medical Protection survey of doctors in Ireland shows increasing levels of burnout among the profession. Burnout creates problems not just for the doctor as an individual, but it can also impact patients and the wider practice or hospital team.


Other support available

Getting to sleep during COVID -19

Dr Pallavi Bradshaw, medicolegal lead, risk prevention at Medical Protection, talks to Dr David O'Regan, consultant psychiatrist and sleep specialist at the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. Exploring the potential impact of the COVID-19 crisis on sleep and wellbeing. Offering practical tips and techniques to help improve sleep during a time of worry and uncertainty.

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Complaints and how to survive them

Feeling overwhelmed? Worrying about making a mistake and a patient claim being made against you? It’s enough to give you restless nights.

To help you face the fear, we’ve partnered with You Are Not A Frog podcast to bring you a special series called Complaints and How to Survive Them.

The podcast shares life hacks for doctors and busy professionals who want to beat burnout and work happier. 

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