Health and wellbeing for foundation doctors

e-learning

If you are returning to this course, or have previously enrolled on one of our other courses, please note that you will not be able to use your MDU/DDU website login to access our e-learning. This is due to a temporary issue which we are working to resolve. 

If you are an existing e-learning user, you will need to reset the password for your e-learning account using the email address associated with your membership. You can then go to the course catalogue to access this course.

If you haven’t started an e-learning course before, please click the green Enrol or continue button to register. You can then go to the course catalogue to access this course.

Looking after yourself is just as important as looking after patients, especially when you're starting out in medicine. Anyone entering the medical profession won't be surprised to find it's a high-pressured career, placing demands on your time, resources and stamina.

Managing these demands is part of being a doctor, but it isn't easy, and sometimes the balance can tip in the wrong direction. If left unchecked, stress and anxiety can build up and impact your health, or your ability to deliver safe care to patients.

This course shines a light on the impact of these issues, and aims to help you recognise the warning signs in yourself and others, as well as the steps you can take to seek support.

  • Module 1 focuses on strategies for coping with adversity, spotting signs of mental ill health, and potential barriers to seeking help. 
  • Module 2 covers sources of worry, responding constructively to negative feedback, and the psychological impact of complaints.
  • Module 3 looks at the ways people cope with stressful situations, managing anxiety at work, and self-help resources.
  • Module 4 explores burnout and depressive symptoms, and the steps you can take to help yourself, and support a colleague who’s struggling.
  • Module 5 is an assessment consisting of eight multiple choice questions.