Anaesthetists: improving their mental health and wellbeing
Ms Jaelea Skehan, Dr Lindy Cavanagh, Dr Heather Kember, Dr Ross Tynan of Everymind.
Research status - In progress
Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)
Long lives. Healthy Workplaces.
The Welfare of Anaesthetists Special Interest Group (SIG) is leading a new project, Long lives. Healthy workplaces. funded by Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and supported by Everymind, to develop an evidence-based response to the mental health and wellbeing of anaesthetists and anaesthetic trainees.
The project will link with other federally funded research being co-led by Everymind to tackle mental ill-health among medical students and doctors.
The project provides an opportunity to:
- develop an evidence-based framework building on existing projects and research in Australia and internationally
- develop and provide a toolkit that can be used by anaesthetic departments to plan and deliver responses to staff and peer mental ill-heath or suicidal behaviour
- pilot implementation of the framework in two major public hospital departments in NSW to test early feasibility and to better understand enablers and barriers to implementation.
If you would like to find out more about the project, please email Lindy Cavanagh.