Healthcare RM has made its emotional wellbeing services available to members of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS).
The YourHalo service is available 24 hours a day and provides free and confidential support to MDDUS members to help them manage their emotional wellbeing.
Members can access the service via a dedicated phone number or on-line booking and can choose between phone and video consultations.
Following an initial assessment, there are different treatment pathways available through the service provided in line with NHS and NICE guidelines.
Pathways include self-help and guided self-help, signposting to relevant online resources, plus referrals for talking therapies, such as counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), where clinically appropriate.
Healthcare RM practitioners may also direct members to the SilverCloud online CBT tool which offers a range of digital programmes that members can work through at their own pace and in their own time.
Paul Nattrass, commercial director at Healthcare RM, (pictured) said the firm was delighted to partner with MDDUS.
“Doctors, dentists and health professionals are essential for the health and wellbeing of the nation,” he said.
“Therefore, it is extremely important that they have access to relevant support services to help them manage their own emotional wellbeing effectively.”
Dr Naeem Nazem, head of medical division at MDDUS, added: “Being able to manage your wellbeing is really important, particularly at a time when practising as a doctor or dentist can have a heavy emotional toll.
“We hope all our members will find this support invaluable, in particular at this time as they prepare to move beyond the pandemic as part of the national recovery effort.”