Organisations dentists may contact for help and support
The British Doctors’ and Dentists’ Group
This is a mutual support society for doctors and dentists who are recovering, or wish to recover, from addiction to or dependency on alcohol or other drugs. It provides venues to meet for confidential, mutual support and encouragement.
- Website: www.bddg.org
Dentists’ Health Support Programme
Providing dental professionals with free advice and support on alcohol, drugs, eating disorders and other health issues.
Health Education England, South West
Covering the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire and Dorset, we provide high quality postgraduate dental education.
NHS Practitioner Health Programme
The Practitioner Health Programme (PHP) is a confidential, NHS treatment service for doctors and dentists who are unable to access confidential care through mainstream NHS routes due to the nature of their role and/or health condition. PHP is a free confidential service for doctors and dentists who have mental and/or physical health concerns and/or addiction problems and who live in the London area. There is provision for referrals outside London.
- Tel: 020 3049 4505
- Website: www.php.nhs.uk
Alcoholics Anonymous UK
Narcotics Anonymous UK
- Helpline Tel: 0300 999 1212 – 10am to midnight
- Website: www.ukna.org
The Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day 365 days a year, for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.