Self-help guides, e-learning and online CBT
Resources to support your physical and mental wellbeing, identified by the RANZCP’s Member Wellbeing Subcommittee.
RANZCP self-care e-learning modules
This course comprises three 20-minute modules:
- Lifestyle assessment
- Self-care techniques
- Dealing with barriers and challenges in rural and remote locations.
This course is endorsed for CPD credits when all three modules are completed.
►Self-care for psychiatrists e-learning modules [Member log-in required]
Leadership and self-care in psychiatry
Presented by RANZCP Fellow Prof Helen Milroy, the Taking care of yourself as a leader webinar addresses:
- Developing a self-care program
- Culture in leadership
- Reflections on challenges
- Using supportive structures
This webinar is suitable for RANZCP trainees, early career psychiatrists and Fellows transitioning into, or currently in leadership roles.
►Taking care of yourself as a leader [Member log-in required]
Five minute guides from DRS4DRS
►Five minute guides by DRS4DRS provide short, practical guides on issues such as:
- imposter syndrome
- balancing parenthood and medicine
- night shifts
- exercise for doctors.
Trainee and consultant wellbeing materials
►Trainee welfare: psychiatrist, heal thyself?
An interview between RANZCP Fellows Andrew Amos and Dr Kym Jenkins for Australasian Psychiatry.
►RACP health and wellbeing e-learning module [Create an account to access]
Scenario-based videos and interactive self-assessments covering topics such as stigma, burnout, connecting with colleagues and minimising workplace stress.
►RACP Pomegranate Health podcasts
- Physician, Heal Thyself discusses why doctors may experience higher rates of depression and anxiety, and common fears around mandatory reporting.
- Being Human examines how the healthcare system might be shaped to improve physician wellbeing, featuring Dr Hilton Koppe.
Australasian Doctors' Health Network
►Resources on self-care for doctors, their families and colleagues.
Online CBT programs
Online CBT programs are evidence-based and can be a convenient option for yourself or others.
►Mood Gym is a cognitive behaviour therapy program for preventing and coping with depression (developed by the National Institute for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University).
►This Way Up provides online learning programs, education and research in anxiety and depressive disorders (developed by St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney).
►myCompass interactive self-help program aims to help people gain control of stress or anxiety (developed by the Black Dog Institute).
Creating a mentally healthy workplace
Resources and advice for health services wishing to develop a strategy for ensuring a mentally healthy work environment.