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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 https://asa.org.au/asa-forum/ 

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.


ANZCA Doctors' health and 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.

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 www.withrespect.org.au for a specialist LGBTIQ family violence service

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800

Men's Referral Service: 1300 766 491

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." 

  https://doctorsarehuman.wordpress.com/

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.

For more information visit: https://nam.edu/initiatives/clinician-resilience-and-well-being/

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.

Suggest a network or association

To suggest networks or associations for inclusion on this page, please use this form: Library feedback form

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.