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Wellbeing: Networks & support

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

Networks and support

Join the conversation!

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.

Read more about this initiative on the ASA website.

Download and print the toolkit.

Doctors are Human

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

Thewebsite'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."

Read more on the Doctors are Human website

Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

In 2017, the US National Academy of Medicine launched the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, a network of more than 200 organisations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout. The Clinician Well-Being Collaborative has three goals:

  1. Raise the visibility of clinician anxiety, burnout, depression, stress, and suicide
  2. Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being
  3. Advance evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions to improve patient care by caring for the caregiver

The Clinician Well-Being Collaborative is proud to have contributed to the movement to address burnout by convening, publishing, and shaping the national conversation along the priority areas of leadership engagement, breaking the culture of silence, organisational promising practices and metrics, workload and workflow, action on consensus report recommendations, and sustainability.

For more information visit theNational Academy of Medicine website

ANZCA Drs health & wellbeing

Healthy doctors ensure a sustainable workforce that provides best patient care. Find out what we're doing to support our doctors' health and wellbeing, and the services and resources available to our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates and immediate family members.

COVID-19 wellbeing resources

Helpful contact numbers for concerns about domestic violence

1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732), the National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line for confidential phone help and referral

1800 LGBTIQ+ (1800 542 847) or for a specialist LGBTIQ+ family violence service

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

Men's Referral Service: 1300 766 491

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ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.