Phoenix Australia - understanding trauma and renewing lives
Exposure to trauma is common for many healthcare workers, including doctors. When something traumatic happens, it is often overwhelming, and it can be hard to come to terms with what has happened. AMAV’s Doctor Wellbeing Coordinator, Kay Dunkley, shares steps to help to come to terms with trauma and reduce some of the distress associated with it.
Music for healing – the Hush Foundation
“What we at Hush do best is what is needed now: the healing and transformative power of the arts”. Dr Catherine Crock AM, Founder and Chair of the Hush Foundation explains how creative relief can inspire joy, purpose and healing for all involved in health and care.
Peer support and human connection – valuable in stressful times
Peer support is when people use their own experiences to help each other. Sharing an authentic connection with colleagues can help to address distress or adversity, encourage respect, compassion and empathy, and strengthen team bonds.
The importance of finding your happy place
When working long hours in a demanding role as a doctor or healthcare worker it is important to have a safe place to unwind and relax. Our happy place is somewhere we can retreat away from the stress of day-to-day routine, reduce anxiety and find calm.
Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day
Ahead of this Friday June 3, get your crazy socks ready and consider your tangible action to support doctors’ mental health and wellbeing.
Crazy Socks 4 Docs – less talk, more action in 2022
For this year’s Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day, founder Dr Geoff Toogood is calling for more tangible change and action to support doctors’ mental health and wellbeing.
Recruitment of additional volunteers for the Peer Support Service
The AMA Victoria Peer Support Service is provided by volunteer doctors who give back to their colleagues by taking calls every day of the year between 8.00am and 10.00pm. We are currently recruiting additional volunteers to join the team.
Take part in #MindfulMay
Focusing on what brings us joy and our passions and interest beyond medicine helps each of us to wind down and relax outside our workplaces. AMA Victoria invites you to share what brings you joy outside medicine on some specific themes during May 2022.
Share with us the things that bring you joy.