AMA Victoria cares about the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students. We offer a range of services to support doctors and medical students to maintain good health and to maximise wellbeing. A feature of these programs is doctors looking after doctors and an understanding of the specialised needs of the medical profession. These programs also provide an opportunity for doctors and medical students to give back to their profession through volunteer roles.
Every month a group of medical students meet with a group of older doctors and professionals at Kew Gardens Aged Care Facility. As well as companionship and conversation, the group enjoys guest speakers from the broader medical profession on a range of to...
Mindfulness in Medicine uses MBSR as its foundation for introducing medical practitioners to the benefits of mindfulness in their personal and professional lives. It is a six-week program comprising weekly two-hour sessions in the evening and a half-day s...
Let us begin with a straightforward proposition: that it is unacceptable for the demands of work and training to be contributing to the suicides of junior doctors.
AMA Victoria was well represented at a forum in Sydney last week aimed at reducing the risk of suicide in the medical profession.
Do you feel you need to talk but are not sure who to approach? Perhaps it is a sensitive or confidential matter. The AMA Victoria Peer Support Service is anonymous and discreet.
The aim of the AMA Victoria Doctor Support Service is to assist a doctor in distress by providing ongoing confidential practical support from a trained support person who is also a medical practitioner.
This program aims to provide companionship to retired elderly doctors, who may be isolated or living in residential aged care.
AMA Victoria jointly founded the Victorian Doctors Health Program (VDHP) with the Medical Registration Board of Victoria and continues to actively support its operations.
First Response is a free, confidential telephone support service for all Victorian doctors who may be facing workplace bullying, discrimination or harassment.
The aim of the AMA Victoria Doctors in Training (DiT) mentoring program is to provide a supportive and safe format for DiTs to consider and discuss career and professional development opportunities and challenges by engaging with a more experienced doctor...