About Us

Hello, we are Behind the White Coat

Behind the White Coat is an international storytelling initiative to raise awareness of the ‘human aspects’ of working in the healthcare sector. We would like to explore the stories of resilience, struggles and lived experience of healthcare professionals who might have struggled with their mental health, burnout during and beyond the pandemic. Our current model is to use object-based storytelling where we ask healthcare professionals to submit a photo of a personal object of personal significance to them in relation to their mental health, as well as sharing their stories alongside the photos.


This project is supported by Van Houten Fund, University of Oxford.


Increase public awareness of emotional challenges in the healthcare sector

Provide a space for connection and solidarity for healthcare staff who may feel that they are alone in this