The Vision

A medical profession that works and studies in environments that support wellbeing and enable quality patient care.

The Goal

Coordinated action to prevent mental ill-health and suicidal behaviour and support good mental health for all doctors and medical students.

The guiding principles:

  • The wellbeing of the medical profession is a national priority, requiring a coordinated and resourced approach.
  • Environments that value, develop and support the medical profession are conducive to good patient care.
  • Targeting the structural and environmental risk factors impacting on the medical profession is an immediate priority.
  • Medical professionals who experience mental ill-health and suicidal behaviour can and do provide quality patient care.
  • Support from all key stakeholders is required to ensure implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions across settings.

The pillars:

  • Improve training and work environments
  • Recognise and respond to those needing support
  • Improve response to doctors and medical students impacted
  • Improve the culture of the profession to enable wellbeing
  • Improve coordinated action and accountability

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