Communications and advocacy update: 12 October
Here’s an update on a few of the issues AMA Victoria is working on for members, including the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act implementation - update, AMA Victoria support for continuation of funding for Program for Refugee Immunisation, Monitoring and Education (PRIME) and the TAC Provider Experience Survey.
Doctors are not immune to mental health issues
With World Mental Health Day approaching, Nephrologist and General Medicine Physician Dr Dov Degan shares his experience on why we need to move beyond simple initiatives such as annual mental health days and start initiating important conversations at a systemic level to foster real culture change.
Call for volunteers to provide support to doctors and medical students
We are now recruiting a new intake of volunteers who are experienced doctors to join the current Peer Support team.
Spirit of Humanity: Senior psychologist Cheryl Wile's work with VDHP
VDHP’s senior psychologist, Cheryl Wile shares insights from 20 years of work with the Victorian Doctors’ Health Program; a well-established, free and confidential service for doctors and medical students who have concerns about their well-being.
Paid family and domestic violence leave
In 2023 the Fair Work Act 2009 will be amended to replace the current entitlement in the National Employment Standards of five days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave in a 12-month period with an entitlement to ten days of paid leave for full-time, part-time and casual employees.
Welcome to all new intern doctors in 2023
Orientation week can sometimes feel like information overload. If you are a new intern, be proactive in seeking guidance and support when you need it and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
The mentoring program provides a supportive and safe format to consider your professional development opportunities by engaging with a more experienced doctor who has skills in mentoring.
New Year 2023 – the psychology behind setting goals
New Year gives us a sense of renewal, which causes us to think about areas in our life we want to improve or change.
Managing the holiday blues - not everyone enjoys the festive season
The festive season often brings mixed emotions and can be a time where we struggle. Whatever your situation, it can be helpful to put some plans into place to look after yourself.