Office hours

The RMBF office will be closed over the Christmas period from 24 December 2021, and will re-open on 4 January 2022.

Please note that from 20-23 December, we will have very limited staff availability.

Contacting us

If you are a doctor or medical student in need of support, you can still get in touch with us – we will try to answer all messages as soon as possible in the New Year.

It’s best to get in touch by email: please send your message to [email protected].

If you can’t email, please call 020 8540 9194, select option 1, and leave a message.

Find out more about the help we offer

For all other enquiries, please email [email protected].

More support

If you or those you know are having difficulties and need someone to talk to during the Christmas period, please find details below for a number of helpline services that operate throughout the festive season. There are also more organisations that can help listed here.

BMA wellbeing support services
Confidential support helplines for doctors and medical students

Confidential support for people who need to speak to someone, provided by trained volunteers. Can help with many issues including mental health, stress, depression, illness and addiction

Cruse Bereavement Care
Support, advice and information for bereaved people, via phone and face to face

Macmillan Cancer Support
Support via phone, plus information and an online community, for people affected by cancer

Information and advice on mental health, including support via phone (except bank holidays)