Acknowledging the effect that our work and personal challenges can have on us is important
The Faculty are always looking for ways to provide helpful and up to date information to support those working in ICM. The Wellbeing Centre aims to do this by providing easily accessible resources to inform and support wellbeing education and skills.
As part of FICM's Wellbeing Centre project, we aim to collate an external list of helpful websites and resources to further support ICM professionals and make them easier to access. As Faculties and Colleges, we have a leadership role within the profession to help provide or direct doctors to the right sources of support.
The Faculty is always here for its members and will try to help wherever and whenever possible
|Practical steps to forming Balint Groups to ensure team wellbeing during COVID-19
Balint groups can be formed locally at a departmental level to foster a more personalised and supportive environment for staff and is a practical measure to promote wellbeing during covid-19. These groups use case discussions to help focus on the emotions of clinicians, rather than on clinical management. Its practice is recommended by the GMC given its role in promoting reflective practice.
Authors: Dr Vijay Pattni, Dr Rajnish Saha and Dr Jeff Phillips, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
|Academy of Medical Royal Colleges: Support for Doctors
The AoMRC has produced a comprehensive list of support resources encompassing a range of areas: local trust, mental health, medical defence unions, counselling and financial support. The Academy believes it is vital that all doctors and NHS professionals support one another by providing an environment that encourages and enables us to make choices that promote healthy lives and wellbeing.
|Disabled Doctors Network
|Independent support network aimed at chronically ill and disabled medical professionals
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