What support is available for trainees?
Information and guidance for current trainees about their main sources of support while on their training programme.
Your main sources of support during training
If you are seeking support during your training, it can be a confusing and overwhelming picture if you aren’t sure where to turn. Here you will find details on the recommended approaches and the organisations/teams who are available to offer help, support and advice when it is needed.
How the School supports you during your training
We are committed to providing support to trainees and education providers in delivering and completing the training successfully.
Who will support me at my workplace?
You will work with a variety of people during your training who will have specific roles and responsibilities to facilitate your learning and enable you to complete your training successfully.
Getting support at your University
All trainees on the STP or HSST are enrolled as students for the academic award associated with the programme and can access the support services the Universities provide.
Where else can I go for help and advice?
Here are some alternate sources of support for you to access during your training.
Training support FAQs for STP trainees
Here are the answers to some finance and personal circumstances questions relevant to STP trainees.
Take good care of your health and wellbeing
Some valuable tips and advice to help you take care of yourself during your training.
Healthcare science self-care handbook
This handbook highlights a range of self-care ideas to help you throughout your training.
What should I do if I’m feeling stressed or unwell?
Managing your own health and well being effectively is a hugely important aspect of completing your training successfully and something that you should be mindful of throughout the programme.
Online resources to help with anxiety and mental health issues
Here are some resources to help you with anxiety and mental health issues.
Resources to help you understand about individual disabilities/health conditions
A range of factsheets produced by Remploy, a leading provider of specialist employment and skills support for disabled people and those with health conditions.
Wellbeing support for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic NHS staff
Bespoke mental health and wellbeing services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff working in the NHS.
Tips and advice from STP and HSST trainees and graduates
The trainees who are ahead of you on the programme and recent graduates, are a great source of advice about how to make a success of your training programme. Whenever you can, seek them out for advice.
Blogs by trainees, for trainees
Read on for blogs written by trainee healthcare scientists, who wish to share their experiences, pass on tips and advice and help to promote healthcare science.
Guidance and resources for trainees
A variety of guidance and resources to help you with all aspects of your training.
Using the Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances policy to apply for an extension of time or change to training
Trainees can apply for an extension of time or change to training via the EEC policy when circumstances affect their ability to continue training.
Statutory leave guidance for trainees and trainers
Information for trainees who wish to take time away from training due to maternity, paternity, parental or adoption leave.
Training support podcasts
Listen to our series of podcasts for trainees, on a range of topics from mental health to completion of the STP and HSST.
Drop-in sessions and webinars
Find out about the training support drop-in sessions and watch recordings of previous sessions and webinars.