Online self-care resources
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Find here resources to support your physical and mental wellbeing, selected by the RANZCP’s member welfare working group.
Need help now? Visit the Support for psychiatrists page.
RANZCP self-care e-learning modules
These three 20-minute modules provide an interactive learning experience, and are endorsed for CPD credits (when all three modules are completed).
Publications and websites
Australasian Doctors’ Health Network: Resources on self-care for doctors, their families and their colleagues.
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).
How to make stress your friend (TED talk)
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid (TED talk)
Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says psychologist Guy Winch. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace
The Heads Up website provides resources and advice for health services wishing to develop a strategy for ensuring a mentally healthy work environment. Also provided is a detailed case study of how Monash Health supports the mental health and wellbeing of doctors.