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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

Examples of doctor happy places
 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

The importance of finding your happy place – AMA Victoria

Published by AMA Victoria, this articles highlights when working long hours in a demanding role as a doctor or healthcare worker it is important to have a safe place to unwind and relax. It also includes a selection of ‘happy places’ as shared on social media during AMA Victoria / Doctors’ Health Fund’s #MonthofMindfulness campaign. Where’s your happy place?

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 Dr Magdalena Simonis, AFMW President

Exercise at work – some easy steps

Did you know that those who sit for prolonged periods are 54% more likely to die from a heart attack? Exercise is an integral part of self care these easy steps outline how we can integrate this into our already hectic daily ritual. Add these Mini Desk Workouts to Your Day to Exercise Right at Work.

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