Starting conversations about wellbeing and mental health
Our fortnightly events are open to all. Every other Thursday we run activities or speaker-led talks, followed by informal discussions.
We run these sessions every other Thursday, 6-8pm, in the Cruciform.
Our fortnightly events are here to help you understand different aspects of mental health, be it for you or your peers. The events are designed to support you to develop and maintain good personal wellbeing within the pressures of medical school.
We have informal discussions that provide a warm and judgment-free space for support and conversation, and to share experiences and feelings with people who understand.
No upcoming events
This Tuesday Medics4Medics will be hosting an event on eating disorders. Gil Myers, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, will be providing an overview of eating disorders, discussing common myths and providing advice on how to support those around you who may have eating disorders.
Everyone goes through difficult times and sometimes what we need most is someone to be there for us. Even if they can’t solve our problems for us, a listening ear goes a long way. Join Medics4Medics as we discuss how we can support those around us in times of difficulty. Our speakers are child and adolescent psychiatry trainees Megan Fisher, Gabriella Landy and Raka Maitra, from the Tavistock training scheme. We will discuss both practical ways to support our friends, and how to remind ourselves to look after our own wellbeing. We can be left feeling helpless when it comes to supporting those we care about so we hope this will be a useful and informative discussion for all.
Medics4Medics are excited to announce next week’s talk on Preventing Burnout. Our speaker for the evening will be Dr Asta Medisauskaite. Dr Asta Medisauskaite is a Research Fellow at the Research Department of Medical Education, UCL Medical School. Asta is an organisational psychologist who obtained her PhD at Birkbeck, University of London. Her PhD was on understanding and improving the occupational health of UK medical doctors. As one of her studies, Asta tested an intervention for doctors which is now transformed into practical tools (app/board game; workingstress.co.uk). Currently Asta is working on a number of studies investigating doctors professionalism, attrition rates and leading a study on mental health of medical students
Previously this has been one of our most well received events so hope to see many of you there. Also free food and drink provided!