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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

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Doctors Caring for Doctors

The next few weeks or so can bring a lot of challenges for doctors, and it may be timely to share this video to further explain the work of Drs4Drs. All contact telephone numbers are inc;luded at the end of the video. The video is absolutely new and came out of the work we did in Adelaide at the ADHC2022 and we are keen to keep highlighting our service especially at this time. Please share.

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Two AFMW Councillors here amongst the leaders of Australasian Doctors Health Network: Dr Jen Shafer - second from right and Dr Marjorie Cross second from left
 AFMW Events Coordinator

The Thriving Doctor conference [Event Recap]

EVENT RECAP: AFMW Council member, Dr Marjorie Cross OAM attended the recent Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference 2022 “The Thriving Doctor: towards harmony, productivity, longevity” and provides this insightful update and shares key takeaways and an important contact number.

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Kate Jenkins introducing the Respect@Work website
 Associate Professor Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Introducing the [email protected] website | Kate Jenkins

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioer, Kate Jenkins has luanched the [email protected] website.The portal brings together a comprehensive set of resources for employers and workers. It includes best-practice guides, training programs, workplace-assessment tools, information, videos and advice. It is the first time all this information has been presented in a single place in Australia. Watch Kate’s video introduction.

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