Self-care – RVTS4GPs

Read RVTS4GP’s blog ‘Self Care’, an honest, realistic and practical look at GP self-care. Listen in on a discussion led by Dr Louise Stone, a GP who practices in Yarralumla (ACT).

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Australia’s first Chief Medical Wellness Officer

Dr Bethan Richards is Australia’s first Chief Medical Wellness Officer. Dr Richard’s passion is to drive cultural and systemic change in health and reduce stress and burnout among junior and senior doctors. Her program, MDOK, teaches all medical staff the skills to care for their own health, manage traumatic events and mentor younger staff, in addition to attending workshops and sessions on goal-setting, relaxation, stress management, clinical debriefing, nutrition and exercise.

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Create mentally healthy workplaces with Heads Up

Heads Up gives individuals and businesses tools to create mentally healthy workplaces. The Heads Up website includes information for employers, employees, managers and small business owners. Its webinar series includes videos on ‘Supporting staff and colleagues’ and ‘Developing a mental health strategy for your workplace’.

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Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network launches a new mental health and suicide prevention resources webpage

The new page provides local organisations and community groups with access to mental health and suicide prevention resources to help them build local awareness, community capacity and reduce stigma.

The resources webpage is a result of collaboration between a range of organisations including Wellways Australia, Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD), NSW Police, NSW Ambulance, Department of Education, headspace (National Youth Mental Health Foundation), Centacare South West NSW, Riverina and Murray Joint Organisation, RivMed, Relationships Australia, and Federal members for Farrer and Riverina.

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Free mental health coaching for drought affected communities across Western NSW

Drought affected communities across rural and regional Western NSW can now access ‘NewAccess’, a free mental health coaching support developed by Beyond Blue and delivered locally by Marathon Health.

The program is for anyone aged 16 and over who is stressed, or feeling anxious or overwhelmed about everyday life issues such as work, study, relationships and loneliness.

Western NSW remains drought-stricken and the sustained stress on locals, along with uncertainty around livelihoods, can take a toll and leave lasting effects on people’s mental health.

The Australian Government funds the program via the Western NSW PHN.

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Resilience - a positive characteristic for rural and remote health practitioners

Is resilience out of favour? Apparently, suggesting one should be resilient is saying we should ‘suck it up’ and get on with it, and this is not the way that things should be done in this day and age. Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt successfully in the face of adversity. Remote and rural health practitioners need this adaptation to adversity to maintain their own mental health, so they can continue to provide excellent care to their patients. 

Read more in Partyline

Your health matters: A guide from Nurse and Midwife Support 

 

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As nurses, midwives and students we know you understand the importance of staying healthy. However, the caring nature of the profession, teamed with increasingly busy lives, may mean that you put other people’s health ahead of your own. To guide you Nurse & Midwife Support has put together a range of tailored resources on topics including exercise, mindfulness and sleep 

A guide to staying healthy 

Understanding drought-related stress - video for health professionals

This Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health video is for health professionals wanting to understand the impact of drought on mental health and outlines how to support patients impacted by the drought. The advice in this video is not intended for patients with a diagnosable mental illness. Find this video and other drought resources on the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health website.

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Let's talk rural mental health podcast

Podcast: Disasters, Trauma and Mental Health

In this podcast the Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health focuses on what happens to our mental health when we experience emergencies and disasters. Disasters can strike at any time. From car accidents to natural disasters we can find our mental health pushed and tested in many ways. Listen for tips about keeping yourself and those around you mentally well during tough times.

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Taking Care of Yourself Following a Natural Disaster

Extreme weather events can have a big impact on those affected. If there has been a disaster or extreme weather event in your area, there are things you can do to take care of yourself and your mental health. Find out more with this fact sheet from the Rural Adversity and Mental Health Program.

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