Support for dentists

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.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous UK

Narcotics Anonymous UK

  • Helpline Tel: 0300 999 1212 – 10am to midnight
  • Website:


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.