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 physician self-care 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 physician wellbeing in challenging times e-learning module [Create an account to access]
Practical strategies and approaches to better support your own wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of your staff and colleagues, during times of challenge or crisis.

►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.

This Way Up provides online learning programs, education and research in anxiety and depressive disorders (developed by St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney).

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). [Create an account to access]

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

Heads Up

Resources and advice for health services wishing to develop a strategy for ensuring a mentally healthy work environment.

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