Hi folks, my name is Chris Oxborrow and I'm a Psychotherapist who specialises in working with high achieving personalities on issues like work-life balance, life disruptions, trauma and burnout recovery. 

I am now providing support to a number of Schools in the NW through wellbeing drop-in groups or short term 1-1 sessions by appointment. 

The service has been designed with trainees in mind - it aims to be flexible and responsive to the unique challenges you face as medical trainees and tailored to support you to address personal and professional challenges so you can maintain your wellbeing through the current circumstances.

You are invited to join other paediatric trainees for wellbeing drop-in groups providing opportunities to explore relevant topics for trainees during the pandemic and beyond. 
These safe and informal spaces will run every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7.30-8.30pm and Thursdays at 12-1pm.

19th/20th May – ‘Imposter Syndrome – who me?’
2nd/3rd and 16th/17th June – ‘Burnout – the prevention toolbox’
7th/8th and 21st/22nd July – ‘Self-care strategies for the busy’
4th/5th and 18th/19th August – ‘The Covid Effect – when a pandemic disrupts our future plans’ 
1st/2nd and 15th/16th Sept - tbc



Paediatric Dialogue on Race:

A peer-led project for North West paediatricians with the aim to provide a safe and inclusive space to discuss all matters related to race. 

Insight Wellbeing at Work:  

0800 027 7844 or 0300 555 0120

The Lead Employer’s Employer Assistance Programme provider (EAP) Insight Healthcare offers confidential 24-hour helpline access, session-based counselling, legal and financial advice and various other specialist services.

HENW Trainee support network: (click on directory for list of services)

BMA Counselling and peer support for doctors and medical students (NB don't have to be BMA member to use):

Confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors, medical students plus partners and dependents, 0330 123 1245.

Doctors’ Support Network:

The DSN is a confidential, peer support network for doctors and medical students with concerns about their mental health. As a registered charity, they aim to raise awareness, reduce stigma and influence the agenda regarding physician health.

Hope 4 Medics:

HOPE provides support and advice for doctors with a disability or chronic illness. The site was created by a doctor as a sign-posting service direct to relevant services and advice.