Pharmacists, pharmacy interns and students can access peer support over the phone every day of the year from 8am to 11pm on 1300 244 910.
The AMA Victoria Peer Support Service provides Doctors with a listening colleague who understands the pressures of medicine.
“Difficult experiences when working in tough times: identifying burnout, compassion fatigue and traumatic responses: starting conversations and moving forward” – a new publication from the ‘Minding COVID’ writing group.
Find this material on the Hand n Hand Peer Support Network Twitter page: https://twitter.com/HandnHandAU/status/1277097399123496965?s=20
The Essential Network is an app supporting Health Professionals to manage life and work through COVID-19.
TEN is a one stop resource and help centre, providing self-assessment, self-management and treatment for stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. At the core is an online clinic screening tool designed to recommend relevant resources and online tools based on report outcomes.
New program to support health workers during COVID-19 funded by the Australian Government. Smiling mind is an app-based mindfulness program designed to provide busy healthcare workers with easily accessible information, resources and practical activities designed to support good mental health and wellbeing. The program covers topics such as mindfulness foundations, managing stress, sleep, thinking clearly, connection and resilience.
To support Victorians throughout this time, the Victorian Government has introduced the Wellbeing Victoria program. The program is a series of wellbeing videos including exercise, yoga, mindfulness and meditation. Some of the programs have been designed to be undertaken in sequential order to help you gradually build and develop your skills.
The wellbeing toolkit contains a information and resources, mainly targeted towards managers. These resources include how to look after yourself, how to engage with your team, and tools to help with working remotely and maintaining a work-life balance.
R U OK? Day is a reminder to check in on your colleagues and loved ones. Although R U OK? Day comes around once a year, it is important to keep having these conversations. You can find some helpful resources on how to ask the question and keep the conversation going on the R U OK? website.
The Gathering of Kindness is a movement founded by Dr Catherine Crock, a Paediatrician and the CEO of the Hush Foundation. It aims to build, nurture and instil a culture of kindness throughout the healthcare system.
The Pandemic Kindness Movement was created by clinicians across Australia, working to support all health workers during the COVID19 pandemic. The website includes respected, evidence-information resources and links to valuable services to support the wellbeing of the health workforce.
FACE COVID is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Developed by Dr Russ Harris, this material is specifically developed for healthcare workers.
Free, confidential service for all doctors and medical students who have health concerns such as stress, mental health problems, substance use problems, or any other health issues
Join Aware Super (formerly First State Super) wellbeing webinars, running from Monday 12 October – Friday 6 November.
To sessions and register, simply visit the link below and use your Monash Health email address to sign up for your chosen sessions.
The University of Melbourne has put in place free online courses for healthcare workers focusing on resilience, compassion fatigue and communication during COVID.