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Trainee Wellbeing


About Us


Who We Are

The Health and Wellbeing Department was set up in 2018 to help trainers and trainees get the most out of their training experience by enhancing their wellbeing and professional conduct during training.

We provide support and referral pathways for trainers and trainees who are struggling to meet the training requirements or reach the competencies required due to reasons related to their health or overall performance. We strive to get actively involved in the early identification and prevention of such issues, promoting wellbeing during the training process, and advancing strategic planning and collaboration within this area.

The department is staffed by a full-time psychologist, Hadas Levy B.A. Psychology, M.Sc. Counselling Psychology, and Professor Gaye Cunnane, who is the Director for Health and Wellbeing, providing monthly sessional support.


What We Do

Our offerings include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing new courses and workshops, specially tailored for doctors, to help them manage stress and workplace challenges
  • Providing expert advice and one-to-one professional support to doctors experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Developing policies and procedures for training sites regarding physician wellbeing, with an emphasis on early intervention and red flags for referral
  • Acting as a point of contact for doctors who feel they require additional support while in training, including those who have received a diagnosis of mental illness
  • Informing and influencing national workforce policies on physician wellbeing
  • Advocating for increased funding of physician wellbeing initiatives

The Health and Wellbeing Department is happy to hear from any trainees who are experiencing difficulty. You can self-refer by emailing


Contact Us

Our staff are on hand to help you in any way possible if you are experiencing wellbeing issues while training with us. Simply drop us an email at or contact us through the main switch number: (01) 863 9700