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Welfare of doctors: NETWORKS & SUPPORT

This page contains information about selected professional networks and support resources related to the welfare of doctors.

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Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces is an initiative of the Welfare of Anaesthetists Special Interest Group and Everymind, with support from the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and additional funding leveraged under The Prevention Hub.

To encourage feedback and input from anaesthetists and the wider medical profession, they have set up a secure online discussion group for the Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces project. If you’re interested in joining the chat group please fill in the form on their website. Note: ASA members are automatically added to this discussion group once they log onto the members website. If you are an ASA member, you don’t need to fill in the form above. Simply log in and then go to 

The project has a toolkit to support better mental health and wellbeing for anaesthetists and anaesthetic trainees.

WebsiteRead more about this initiative on the ASA website.

ArticlesDownload and print the toolkit.

"This website is designed for doctors and students, and for families and colleagues of doctors in Australia and New Zealand. The site provides you with contact phone numbers for immediate help and support.

If you are a doctor or medical student, this site also provides you with resources for promoting the work of the doctors' health advisory service in your state or territory, for helping your colleagues and for your own self-care, which is an essential prerequisite for competent medical practice." - Dr Bill Pring, Acting Chair ADHN

Click this link or the image above to visit the Australian Doctor's Health Network





beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone  in  Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever  their age  and wherever they live. 

Find out more about the Doctors' Mental Health Program on the beyondblue website




Mentally healthy workplaces work better for everyone, and Heads Up aims to give individuals and businesses free tools and resources to take action. 

  • Develop an action plan to create a mentally healthy workplace, find out about taking care of your own mental health, and get tips on having a conversation with someone you're concerned about.
  • Find out more about what Heads up is doing to Promote the mental health of doctors and medical students, and get your workplace involved.

Online mindfulness programs

Monash University provides free online mindfulness programs available to anyone with an internet connection, which are in addition to their programs for University staff and students. These free MOOCs can be accessed from this website. There are also mindfulness resources available.

Doctors are human

Created by doctors, for doctors - Doctors are human gives doctors a public space to share their experiences, find support and inspiration.

This website's mission is "to create a space where all doctors, from students to senior clinicians, can share their struggles and triumphs, their stories, opinions, poetry and other arts, so no-one feels alone. By doing so, we hope to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and hopefully help someone, maybe stop the next death. Who knows? In this forum we may come up with ideas that will ultimately improve our workplace regulations and culture."

Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

The National Academy of Medicine will build a collaborative platform for supporting and improving clinician well-being and resilience across multiple organizations, including clinician and consumer groups as well as health care organizations and policy making bodies. This “action collaborative” will provide the venue for a set of collaborative activities, grounded in evidence-based knowledge, to (1) assess and understand the underlying causes of clinician burnout and suicide, and (2) advance solutions that reverse the trends in clinician stress, burnout, and suicide. Activities of the collaborative will include working meetings among participating groups, public workshops, and stakeholder engagement activities.

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