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Circle of Kindness – AFMW Fireside Chats – 25 October 2022

25 October, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT

Circle of Kindness- AFMW Fireside Chats event details for 25 October 2022

We invite you to attend the next session in our regular series “Circle of Kindness: AFMW Fireside Chats”. Our next ‘chat’ will be held Tuesday 25 October 2022 8-9PM AEDT, hosted by Dr Marjorie Cross (MBBS FRACGP OAM).


About Our Next Host

Dr Marjorie CrossDr Marjorie Cross is a rural GP owner and founder of the Bungendore Medical Centre in NSW and a Medical Educator in NSW and ACT Regional Training Organisation. She is a rural clinical teacher at ANU. She is also a member of ACT and Region MWS and a climate change activist.

In AFMW she  has worked on the Purple Bush leaves medicine project aiming at a reconciliation action plan and supporting the implementation of the full Uluru Statement from the Heart. She is passionate about doctors health and supporting women doctors’ health and wellbeing.


About Circle of Kindness: AFMW Fireside Chats

We all have moments in life when we need a listening ear and sometimes, it’s easier to share with someone you don’t know that well.

I’ve been asked several times by members and non-members if we provided peer group sessions to support this, and recently invited members to meet and set our parameters. We all agreed that there is a need for a safe space filled with kindness and trust where you can meet other medical women and talk about the challenges you’re facing, so we formed the Circle of Kindness: Fireside Chats.

As President of AFMW it gives me great pleasure to launch these monthly sessions. Times will change so that no one misses out so watch out for our eBulletin and website. Come, bring a friend who is not a member but would benefit from having access to our Circle of Kindness.

This event is open to all AFMW members and non-member guests.

Please share event with friends and colleagues.

AFMW President - Dr Magda Simonis


In Kindness,
Magdalena Simonis
President AFMW


What It Is

  • Peer support for women doctors
  • Kindness centred
  • Informal advice – sharing lived experiences
  • Reflection – making time for this
  • A safe space
  • Sessions never recorded
  • No guest speakers
  • Confidential
  • Sessions run for up to 60 minutes – as required
  • Kindness centred
  • Trust
  • Respect – intersectionality
  • Fun & Relaxed
  • Camaraderie / friendly
  • Eat your dinner with us, enjoy a drink, it’s casual!


What It Isn’t

  • Counselling
  • Mental health support
  • AFMW related – we do not discuss AFMW activities nor decide on AFMW issues outside of Council meetings
  • There is no formal meeting agenda


When & who runs them

  • Monthly
  • Interested members take turns hosting a session



Registration to this Fireside Chat is free. Please attend on the evening via this Zoom link.


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25 October, 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
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