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Resources for dealing with burnout: for people in the medical, nursing, and veterinary fields.

by | Mar 30, 2022 | Burnout

Resources for dealing with burnout


Listed here are some of the available online resources specific to your profession. 


Doctors’ Health Advisory Service New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory: 02 9437 6552 

Doctors’ Health Advisory Service Western Australia: 08 9321 3098 

Doctors’ Health South Australia (also covers Northern Territory): 08 8366 0250 

Doctors’ Health Queensland: 07 3833 4352 

Victorian Doctors’ Health Program (also covers Tasmania): 03 9280 8712 (Victoria) 1800 991 997 (Tasmania) 

AMA Victoria – Recovery from Stress and Burnout as a Doctor


Nurse & Midwife Support


Unidex Healthcare – 6 Tips for Healthcare Workers Recovering from Burnout


Veterinary Science

Independent Vets of Australia: Burnout in Veterinary Staff – Prevention and Recovery


VetX Internatonal – How to Bounce Back from Burnout in Veterinary Medicine


The Australian Veterinary Association – resources and support for veterinarians  including 24-hour counselling service, graduate mentoring program, and Mental Health First Aid training. AVA website 

The Mind Matters Initiative (MMI)


Coping with stress and burnout as a veterinarian by Dr Nadine Hamilton – offers an overview of several evidence-based positive coping strategies. There is also a modualised program which addresses suggestions for enhanced time and stress management, communication and assertiveness, goal setting and relaxation strategies, and techniques from evidence-based work in the areas of positive psychology and acceptance and commitment therapy. This is a potentially useful resource if this is your early attempt to commit to a more holistic approach to better wellbeing and coping.

Health and Caring Professionals

Black Dog Institute Resources for Health Professionals https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/coronavirus-resources-for-anxiety-stress/coronavirus-resources-for-health-professionals/

HeadsUp – For Health Services: Promoting the mental health of health services staff


Australian Government Department of Mental Health – Mental Health for the Health Workforce


Beyond Blue has developed a free six-week program, NewAccess for Small Business, that offers support by trained mental health coaches who have a background in small business. Click here to register.

The man who mistook his job for his life by Naomi Shragai – includes contemporary references; some do’s and dont’s eg dealing with narcissists at work, insights into how our maladaptive behaviours at work are often hang-over defensive reactions to our past – we interpret the now through the filter of then.

Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg – change your environment and take baby steps.


Rebekah Doley BA(Hons) GradDipPsyPrac MSc(Inv Psy) MJur(Law) MPsy(Clin)/ PhD
Clinical & Forensic Psychologist
Registered Psychologist (AHPRA) | Chartered Psychologist (BPS) | Mediator

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