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RACP Support Program

Fully confidential, 24 hours, seven days helpline for members, run by our partner Converge International. Find out more about the RACP Support Program

eLearning modules

The RACP is dedicated to delivering quality online education. The following online resources are on wellbeing and professional behaviour.

Login to the Physical Self-Care and Wellbeing module. Topics include:

  • reversing the stigma
  • signs of burnout
  • connecting with a struggling colleague
  • minimising workplace stressors
  • the role of organisations in reducing workplace burnout
  • self-compassion and self-care strategies.

Login to the Creating a safe workplace:Responding to bullying and harassment module. Topics include:

  • behavioral spectrum
  • strategies to combat workplace bullying
  • bystanders
  • using resilience to cope.

These courses can earn continuing professional development (CPD) credits.

Training support

For supervisors

Supervisors play a central role in facilitating learning and setting the culture for learning within healthcare settings. 

Please see Supervisor Support for information on Educational Leadership and Supervision Framework.

As a supervisor, there are a number of ways in which you can support your trainees. 

Find more at I want to support a colleague or trainees

For trainees

The Training Support Unit can coordinate additional support for you to keep on track in completing training requirements.

Podcasts

Pomegranate Health podcasts cover a wide range of topics, including ones relevant to doctors' heath and wellbeing:

More Pomegranate Health podcasts

Support services for health professionals

View our list of support services for health professionals that are available across Australia and New Zealand, including

  • medical associations
  • remote and rural services (for doctors and families)
  • medical indemnity and benevolent associations
  • support services for depression, drugs and alcohol and gambling.

Health benefits of good work

View our resources on the health benefits of good work, an initiative from the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (AFOEM). 

Related policy, statements and flyers

Useful websites

Australasian Doctors Health Network

The Australasian doctor's health network is for doctors and medical students, and for the families and colleagues of doctors in Australia and New Zealand.

Helpline numbers for Australian states and territories and New Zealand. Most operate 24 hours.

Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges

The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges is the unifying organisation for the specialist Medical Colleges of Australia.

Doctors' Mental Health Program - beyondblue

Beyond Blue’s Doctors Mental Health Program aims to address the prevalence of depression, anxiety and suicide in Australian medical students and doctors. 

Black Dog Institute – Health professional resources

Black Dog Institute has resources developed for health professionals to assist with diagnosis, treatment and capacity building.

Lifeline

Lifeline provided a crisis support phone line plus resources including self help tools and factsheets

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners - guidebook

A self- care guidebook for medical practitioners (PDF)

Standford Medicine WellMD

A general health and wellbeing site for doctors with useful resources including a list of self-test sites, from altruism to work-life balance.

Australian Medical Association - doctors health

The AMA’s doctors health resources.

Health and Wellbeing of Junior Doctors

Run by junior doctors to negotiate some of the difficulties other junior doctors have faced since graduation.

Mind Tools – stress management

Mind Tools resources to help reduce stress in your environment.

The Basics – Physician Health Program - booklet

Booklet of strategies for coping with stress and building personal resilience for physicians (PDF)

UCLA Health – Coping with stress work

Resources for overcoming sleep problems caused by a non-traditional work schedule

Canadian Medical Association – A mental health strategy for physicians, booklet

A standalone mental health strategy for Canadian physicians (PDF)

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