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.
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.
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 0808 189 4385 and quote your Medical Protection membership number.
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 encyclopaedia.
Search for ‘Ecare mobile’ in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, and use code MP001 to get started.
A recent Medical Protection survey of doctors in the UK 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.
You'll notice a few things have changed on our website. After asking our members what they want in an online platform, we've made it easier to access our membership benefits and created a more personalised user experience.
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