🗒 My job/my career – how to deal with challenges

Career steps

  1. Think about yourself
  2. Know all the options and realities
  3. Make a considered choice
  4. Make it happen for you

What if I have made a mistake?

  • It's not the end of the world
  • Knowledge and experience are never wasted
  • Seek some advice about your options

Be aware of these stresses

  • Long hours and fatigue
  • Exposure to traumatic events
  • Bullying and interpersonal issues
  • Conflicts with colleagues
  • Exam stress
  • Work-life balance
  • Health issues

Above all else look after yourself

  • Make sleep a priority
  • Schedule down time and social events
  • Develop a support network
  • Appropriate exercise
  • Be careful with alcohol and other drugs
  • Have your own regular GP
  • Seek help if you need it
  • Look out for your colleagues

Where to go for assistance

  • Doctors Health Advisory Service in every State/Territory
  • State Prevocational bodies - various websites and networks concerning JMO health and wellbeing (e.g. jmohealth.org.au)
  • Beyond Blue (beyondblue.org.au)
  • State Medical Benevolent Associations
  • AMA (for members)

Introducing MIPS Health

MIPS has partnered with Australian Unity to develop tools and resources that will help maintain your health and wellbeing as well as customised health insurance offers for our members which specifically address the fears of "mandatory reporting".

  • My wellness provides a range of tools and resources to help improve your health and wellbeing. Subscribe to portal (free for MIPS members)
  • Health insurance - tailored health insurance offering for healthcare practitioners
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