Associate Professor Sam Harvey on supporting doctors’ mental health during COVID-19

25 September 2020

In this video, RANZCP Fellow Associate Professor Sam Harvey talks about the role of psychiatrists in stepping up to support doctors and healthcare workers. He provides five practical strategies to help doctors who may be experiencing mental health symptoms.

Associate Professor Harvey is a Senior Academic Psychiatrist and leads the Workplace Mental Health Research Program at the Black Dog Institute and University of New South Wales. After initially working as a general practitioner, he trained in psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London and completed his PhD with the University of London.

Since relocating to Australia in 2012, Associate Professor Harvey has led a program of research focused on the relationship between work and mental health. His research considers the role work and workplace trauma may have in precipitating mental illness, the occupational outcomes of those already suffering from mental disorders and workplace-based interventions for both the treatment and prevention of mental disorders. He has a particular interest in the role that new technology can play in preventing mental health problems amongst workers.

Associate Professor Harvey also presented the keynote address The mental health of junior doctors at the 2019 RANZCP Congress in Cairns.