National Forum on Reducing the Risk of Suicide in the Medical Profession

10 Oct 2017

On 14 September 2017, 82 members of the medical profession came together to focus on individual, organisational and environmental issues which impact negatively on doctors’ emotional health and well being, and may put them at risk of psychological harm, mental illness and suicide.  

Two key themes that emerged from the day, and also from the Australasian Doctors’ Health Conference that followed, were Culture and Compassion. A full report of the forum and recommendations for further action are being prepared.

Listen to the Policy session at AMA National Conference 2017 on Doctors' health and wellbeing

Read the AMA Position Statement on Health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students - 2011

Contact a doctors' health advisory service in your state or territory.