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Doctors Caring for Colleagues Workshop



Event Date


Doctors Caring for Colleagues Workshop

WHEN: 10am - 2pm, September 23rd, 2023

WHERE: Australian Medical Association, Level 1, 39 Brisbane Avenue, Barton ACT


Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For more information about the program and/or bookings contact Doctors' Health Alliance email 

Facilitated by the Doctors’ Health Alliance and hosted by DRS4DRS ACT 

Event date: 10am - 2pm, September 23rd, 2023

Federal AMA, First Floor, 39 Brisbane Ave, Barton (public on-street parking available front & rear of building)

This hybrid workshop is offered to all doctors interested in doctors’ health and/or see doctors/medical students as patients.

You can choose to either: 

  • participate online from work or home from anywhere in Australiaor 
  • join us face to face venue, meeting with the DRS4DRS ACT team. 



  • being the doctors’ doctor, including self-care - the sustainable doctor,
  • understanding burnout/moral injury, 
  • supporting rural doctors,
  • understanding mandatory reporting, and
  • managing the suicidal doctor. 


The program has been written by the Planning Committee including:

  • Dr Margaret Kay AM, General Practitioner and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UQ 
  • Dr Kathryn Hutt, Medical Director, Doctors' Health NSW
  • Dr Roger Sexton  AM, Chair, Doctors' Health Alliance & Medical Director, Doctors' Health SA 
  • Individual presentations are prepared by the speaker as listed on the program



A copy of the program is here.

An online workbook with relevant resources will also be provided to all registered participants.



Ticket: $120    Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

To register and purchase either an online ticket, or a face to face ticket:

For more information about the program and/or bookings contact Doctors' Health Alliance email 



**A Certification of Completion will be provided to all participants who attend this National workshop.

***CPD - We encourage you to record your own CPD for this Forum in your CPD home - 1 hour of Education Activities and 3 hours of Reviewing Performance activities for this workshop. If you also complete the 2 hr online modules, then you can also claim these as additional CPD time.


  1. Identify strategies for self-care. 
  2. Understanding how to be a doctors' GP.
  3. Recognise the barriers that doctors experience when accessing formal health care. 
  4. Learn more about burnout, moral injury and PTSD and their impact in medicine. 
  5. Deepen your understanding about mandatory notification (inc. the difference in WA). 
  6. Learn about rural doctors' health - barriers and impact of workplaces. 
  7. Evaluate and manage suicide risk when the patient is a doctor. 
  8. Gain strategies for supporting doctors, accessing resources and knowing how to connect with your local doctors' health service for ongoing support. 

Options for Pre-Workshop Preparation

We encourage you to complete the module “Doctors for Doctors training” before or after this workshop – this is the link to the workshop - (if you have already completed before no need to do again)

Prior to the session ‘Suicidal doctor’ we encourage you to view a session from the Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference “Confronting the ‘truth’ about suicide and challenging the myths” presented by Psychiatrist, Dr Rachel Gibbons, view here - 

Email for more information.