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“Practitioners Health Matters Programme (PHMP) and Dr Delargy have saved my life and my career. PHMP is a gift that I did not feel I deserved at many times during my recovery and the relief that such a service existed to a group of people who are trained to be impervious to flaws was a relief and a surprise, especially in this country where young practitioners are exposed to so much abuse.

It is not possible to solve the sort of problems I had on my own and with their non-judgemental care and their support, I have been able to reclaim my career without incontrovertible consequences. This would not have been possible if I had waited longer or had attempted to deal with my mental health issues alone. Often when I felt overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenges these issues posed and still pose me, my weekly session with PHMP gave me the confidence and sense of well-being to continue the process towards sobriety and to building a life without the same cravings and anxiety of my addiction. They are highly skilled and especially positive because of their experience in helping so many others.

They also assisted me in finding other resources available to process my issues and to analyse them in a constructive and accepting fashion so that I was able to become a safe practitioner and a happier person. PHMP have also been able to assist me in these matters without professional bodies becoming aware of them so that further destructive consequences to myself and my patients could be avoided.

I am indebted to PHMP and am delighted and relieved that I was able to elicit their help early enough. I cannot recommend PHMP highly enough to anyone – if you have any doubt about you current functioning in light of similar issues, please do not hesitate to contact them or the consequences may not be quite as fortunate.” – Anonymous

“Thank you again for your time and experience, both as a doctor and human being. I am very grateful for the enterprise that is Practitioner Health and have alerted colleagues to it.” – Anonymous

“I was ashamed to be unwell in the multiple ways I was and had concluded that I was beyond help to return to work. Being offered time and space in the company of an experienced other human being who was able to be the ‘giver’ with nothing required from me other than my presence was humbling but quietly and unexpectedly a turning point. I mattered and it was important that I recovered whatever my ultimate decision.” – Anonymous

“When I heard you say that your time and service was free of charge to me, I felt a huge sense of generosity being shown to me and it restored something. I find it difficult to explain why I felt such gratitude but I think it had something to do with feeling that I really belonged to a community that valued me and my recovery, that this was important enough to have a service funded for people like me so that there would be no barrier to my getting help.” – Anonymous

“When I found the email address for Practitioner Health I was relieved. It took a few days for me to make contact. You replied quickly. When you phoned and I wondered if my dilemma was worth discussing, your reply with the assurance that is was, mattered enormously. The additional matter of being seen soon continued this welcome and unfamiliar sense of being taken care of in a timely humane way.” – Anonymous

“I want to say thank you for your time and attention to me over the last number of months as I began my recovery from a difficult and traumatic time.” – Anonymous