AIMA has often spoken on the need for self-care, this is particularly important now when you, as doctors and practitioners, will be helping your patients navigate isolation, uncertainty, fear and even anger. You may already be aware of the many resources available to patients online including Beyond Blue, Lifeline and Lifeline Aotearoa.
However, there are also specific resources and help available to doctors and practitioners including Drs4Drs and the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (DHAS) which has a handy list of contact numbers for Australia and NZ here.
Other resources include the NSW Department of Health’s Pandemic Kindness Movement here. The Quest for Life Foundation also has specific programs for clinicians and health professionals here. Petrea King and the Quest for Life Foundation have been wonderful supporters of AIMA and the integrative medicine community. At our conference earlier this year Petrea presented a workshop on Coming to your senses through the present moment, you can watch a recording of this session here.