Office hours

The RMBF office in Wimbledon will be closed over the Christmas period from Saturday 23rd December, and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January.

Please note that some departments will have limited staff availability in the days immediately before and after this.

Contacting us

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

More support

If you or someone you know are experiencing difficulties and are in need of 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 wider sources of specialist support listed here.

BMA Counselling and Doctor Advisor Service
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)