The Doctors’ Support Network (DSN) is a fully confidential, friendly peer support group for doctors and medical students with mental health concerns including stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychoses and eating disorders.
The DSN believes that contact with and support from other medics can help recovery. All DSN members have either themselves been troubled at some stage in their lives or support the aims of the organisation.
The DSN is currently the only independent body representing doctors with non substance use related, mental health conditions in the UK. The DSN actively campaigns to improve mental health care for doctors and is involved in consultations (representing an informed user view) with professional organisations such as the General Medical Council.
The Cameron Fund
The Cameron Fund is the GPs’ own charity. It is the only medical benevolent fund that
solely supports general practitioners and their dependents. The charity provides support to GPs and their families in times of financial need, whether through ill-health, disability, death or loss of employment. It helps those who are already suffering from financial hardship and those
who are facing it.