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.

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Past Events

5 Dec
6pm – Cruciform Group Study

Supporting Friends Through Difficult Times

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.
26 Nov
6pm – Cruciform Group Study

Preventing Burnout

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!

25 Jan
11am – Rockefeller Meeting Room

WelFAIR

Come and play with some bunnies and doggos, and enjoy some Krispy Kremes whilst you chill in our relaxation time.
24 Jan
6pm – The Cruciform group study room

What I've Learned From Having Mental Illness at Medical School

A mix of medical students and foundation doctors will be talking about their mental health and wellbeing issues they faced at medical school and how it made them better doctors.
23 Jan
7pm – Mullys Basement Bar

Green Sports Night

Come and enjoy a night of games with your favourite RUMS sports.
21 Jan
7pm – The Cruciform, room LT1

Mental Health in the Health Profession

Talk by Professor Clare Gerada on Mental Health in doctors and medical students.
21 Jan
11am – The Cruciform foyer

Welfare Stall

Meet the welfare reps and staff of UCLMS Student Support and UCL Student Psychological Services Ft. Planet Organic.
8 Mar 2018
6pm – The Cruciform group study area

Supporting Others

How to support friends going through difficult times.
22 Feb 2018
6pm – The Cruciform group study area

Burnout

Join medics4medics as the beguiling Dr Oliver Starr discusses his experiences of burnout in medicine.
8 Feb 2018
6pm – The Cruciform group study area

Competitive Environments

Coping with being in a competitive environment.
25 Jan 2018
6pm – The Cruciform group study area

RUMS Welfare Week

RUMS students and junior doctors: Why talking about your mental health will make you a better doctor.
23 Jan 2018
6pm – Cruciform Building, Lecture Theatre 1

RUMS Welfare Week

Professor John Wyatt: Why talking about your mental health will make you a better doctor.