Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces

A toolkit for improving the mental health and wellbeing of anaesthetists

Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces is an initiative of the Welfare of Anaesthetists Special Interest Group and Everymind, with support from the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and additional funding leveraged under The Prevention Hub.

The Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces toolkit is a resource to support anaesthetic departments and individual anaesthetists to operationalise a framework they can put into action. Through using the toolkit, a department or individual practitioner can identify strengths and gaps, and take a comprehensive approach to developing an action plan for change. The toolkit was launched by David M Scott from the ASA on 6 October 2018.

The development of this toolkit was guided by a national steering committee, chaired by Dr Tracey Tay (Specialist Anaesthetist and Director, Perioperative Service at John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle); Dr Prani Shrivastava (Specialist Anaesthetist in WA); Dr Suzi Nou (Specialist Anaesthetist, VIC); Dr Jane McDonald (Specialist Anaesthetist, NSW); Dr Greg Downey (Specialist Anaesthetist, NSW); Dr Shirley Prager (Psychiatrist, VIC); Dr Marion Andrew (Specialist Anaesthetist,WA); Ms Jaelea Skehan (Director, Everymind); and Dr Sally Fitzpatrick (Project Lead, Mental Health and Research, Everymind).

Research and writing team: Ms Jaelea Skehan (Director), Dr Gavin Hazel (Program Manager), Dr Sally Fitzpatrick (Project Lead), Dr Lindy Cavanagh (Senior Project Officer), Ms Victoria Clack (Senior Project Officer), Ms Kim McNaughton (Project Officer), Dr Ross Tynan (Research Lead), Dr Heather Kember (Research Officer), Ms Emma Quilty (Research Officer), Ms Andrea Pugh (Communications Officer) and MS Miranda Leaver (Administration Officer).

View Long Lives, Healthy Workplaces online. If you would like to find out more about the project, please email [email protected] or Dr Sally Fitzpatrick.