Wellbeing support for members
If you are a psychiatrist or trainee facing health or personal issues, you are not alone. Many doctors face their own health challenges, although not enough speak about them or seek assistance.
We are committed to supporting all members experiencing difficulty to seek the help they need.
Is it an emergency?
If you are at risk of harming yourself or others, you should get help immediately.
- Call 000 in Australia or 111 in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Visit the emergency department at your nearest hospital.
- Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia or 0800 543 354 in Aotearoa New Zealand.
RANZCP member wellbeing: our vision
The health and wellbeing of all RANZCP members – including Fellows, trainees and Affiliate Members – is critical for competent and safe psychiatry practice.
Four pillars guide our work to promote the health and wellbeing of members across the stages of their training and careers:
RANZCP Member Wellbeing Action Plan 2023–2027
The RANZCP Member Wellbeing Action Plan identifies 26 actions over five years to support the wellbeing of all psychiatrists and those in training.
The plan is anchored to our four wellbeing strategic pillars.
Wellbeing Charter for Doctors
The RANZCP has endorsed the Wellbeing Charter for Doctors together with several other specialist medical colleges.
The Charter aims to define wellbeing and describe the principles that guide the wellbeing of doctors in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It describes the shared responsibility of wellbeing for the medical profession, and demonstrates a unified approach to doctors’ wellbeing to enhance advocacy efforts in this important area.