Join Our Movement.
Our aim is to promote and protect the mental health and wellbeing of medical students in the UK. We are a wellbeing charity which empowers, equips and engages medical students to help them to proactively improve their health, wellbeing and self-care.
Medical students, doctors and partners please follow us across our socials to be part of the movement.
Welcome to Mind Health for Medical Students, the leading and award winning well-being charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and well-being of medical students in the United Kingdom.
We provide services including educational mental health workshops, campaigns, well-being lectures, shared wellbeing resources, blogs, articles and through conducting research.
It is so important to us that mental health and wellbeing is prioritised, not just a 'tick box activity'. We want you to feel empowered, engaged, and equipped to be able to deal with your mental health when situations get tough. Together, let's build a healthier and more resilient future for medical students.
Our vision is that every medical student is empowered to be proactive, equipped and supported to manage their mental health and wellbeing, so they can achieve their full potential. We understand through experience that being a medical student is not easy. We are here to support, protect and promote the mental health and wellbeing of medical students, our future doctors, our future front line.
We want to be able to integrate mental health and wellbeing teaching into medical education in the future and work with other charities and governing bodies to be able create lasting, impactful change, as medical student mental health and wellbeing matters and is a priority too.
reached so far
recommend the sessions and want it in the curriculum
found the workshops and talks engaging and clear
Promoting a positive culture and environment that prioritises mental health and wellbeing in medical students.
Share tools, workshops and campaigns to equip our community with the right resources they can rely on to help when, and if they experience difficulties with their mental health.
Tackle the shame and stigma associated with mental ill-health and struggles with wellbeing by sharing personal stories online, increasing awareness of mental health issues and effects on students and doctors
As part of the MindHealth campaign ongoing on our Instagram @mindhealthuk, medical students and practicing healthcare professionals have shared their personal stories related to wellbeing. We hope those speaking out are able to help others who are pursuing medicine so that they are able to find methods of incorporating wellbeing into their lifestyle. Hopefully, the solidarity of the community will inspire others to reach out and seek help when they need it, knowing they are not alone.
Dr Oliver Griffiths
"If I could go back and do university again, I would tell myself that it’s okay not to enjoy clinical medicine very much. Sometimes being in medical school can make you feel like you’re a cog in a never-ending production line. But – you will find things that you are really interested in, you just need to go out and look for them. Try and find a way to compartmentalise your work so that you feel like you can leave medicine behind when you're not working.
Try and find ways of relaxing and unwinding that don’t involve high energy activities like partying and competitive sports. Find a hobby that you enjoy and stick to it, get excited about something. Don’t worry if you don’t know what direction you’re going in, you’ve got plenty of time to figure it out. But do try and make the most of the work that you know you have to do, even if you don’t enjoy it. See it as an opportunity to get better at being a functional person who just gets on with things!"