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The Medic Support Programme is a confidential service that offers assessment and remediation for medical students and doctors in Wales who are experiencing difficulties in non-clinical aspects of their performance. Access to the service is via a referral. The Medic Support also receives referrals from Health Boards and Trusts across Wales and occasionally from other organisations across the UK.

Doctors and medical students may encounter a range of issues that impact on their performance. This may include issues around their behaviour, spoken or written communication, or passing exams. For some individuals, health problems or disabilities may impact on their performance. The aim of the Medic Support Programme is to provide a holistic approach to supporting doctors and medical students to help them achieve success in their careers.

The Medic Support Programme began life in 2001/2002 when Dr Debbie Cohen , funded by a small grant, set up the service to support doctors in Wales. Since then, the Medic Support Programme has developed into an experienced, multi-disciplinary team that recognises the importance of the interplay between health, well-being, and performance. The team now comprises Case Managers, Occupational Psychologists, and specialists in communication skills, as well as researchers and administrators.


We are a ground-breaking, community-based recovery and day care centre for Cardiff and South Wales in general.  We offer free, on-going support (in English and Welsh) and after-care for anyone affected by, or at risk of, difficulties relating to an addiction. We deal with all types of addiction, including alcohol, drugs (prescribed or illicit), gambling, sex, eating disorders and any other dependency or harmful behaviour.  We help anyone who needs support in taking that first step towards recovery or wants to maintain their on-going recovery.  We also welcome and provide advice and support for family members, partners and friends who are affected by these addictions.

Living Room Cardiff’s “all recovery” approach offers group therapy based on our ‘Stages of Recovery’ programme which embraces Prochaska & DiClemente’s Integrated Model of Change and the principles of the 12-Step Programme. We also utilise other interventions including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming and Talking Therapies amongst others, according to individual needs.

Recovery is augmented through the use of our peer-based recovery support services, spanning the various stages of recovery and encompassing support at an individual, family, neighbourhood, and community level. One-to-one services, groups, training and social activities are service user led, with confidentiality and mutual respect being paramount in all these areas.

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