The Mind Us Wellbeing Fund is a free mental wellbeing support service for doctors and medical students of black African and Caribbean heritage.
Why we established the Wellbeing Fund
For doctors and medical students of black African and Caribbean heritage, COVID-19 has identified them as an at-risk group coupled with the exposure of their occupation and individual experiences of race-related trauma, access to specialised supportive wellbeing services is needed. Whilst the detrimental effects of COVID-19 on the wellbeing and career support of BAME doctors and medical students has been clearly highlighted, there is a lack of supportive strategies that have been provided for this group who are at a greater propensity of having adverse mental health outcomes. Therefore it is essential that there is a service which provides support which mitigates the long-term impacts of COVID-19 upon our current and future workforce.
What we will provide
Through the Mind Us Wellbeing Fund, we will provide FREE culturally competent mental wellbeing support to medical students and doctors from a Black African or Caribbean background, including those of mixed race heritage who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
This will consist of a single online supportive therapy session.
The sessions will be delivered by BAME psychology professionals through the Frontline Therapists and the Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP) Black and Asian Counselling Psychologists Group.
The confidential support will take a psychoeducational approach by focusing on providing a safe space to discuss what you are going through, suggest practical steps to manage and support you with appropriate further support services you can engage with.
Making a referral
To access the Wellbeing Fund, you will be required to complete the referral form and send it to us via . Information obtained through the referral form will be used for the sole purpose of accessing the wellbeing fund and stored securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.