Your Wellbeing

Personal and Professional Wellbeing for Australian Medical Women

Resources, links, tips and information. If you have suggestions on additional resources we could list, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us here.

This list of resources is compiled in large part from resources shared by Dr Ira van der Steenstraten at the AFMW Open Forum on Doctor Wellbeing held on October 24.

COVID related


  • Focus on what you do have control over 
  • Acknowledge your thoughts and feelings 
  • Come back into your body
  • Engage in what you are doing 
  • Committee action 
  • Opening Up
  • Values 
  • Identify resources
  • Disinfect and distance

Self Compassion

Could the ways you cope with stress be undermining you? Here are healthier ways to respond
 A/Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Caring for the Carer – that’s you! Ask yourself ‘Am I OK? ‘ – the other side of RUOK?

In our busy lives we often forget to check in on ourselves and sometimes it can lead to a downward emotional spiral.  Here is something I’d like to share with you all in this week’s eBulletin which talks about knowing how to detect the signs of stress in yourself and learning how to redirect your effort towards positive strategies to help you cope. It’s simple, clear and includes dot points.

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