RU OK? Day – a reminder to look after your own mental health

Today is national R U OK? Day, with the theme “There’s more to say after RU OK?”

As GPs, you play a key role in supporting your patients’ mental health, but it can be easy to lose sight of your own wellbeing when you are busy caring for the community.

It is important that you look after your mental health as much as ever and as well as talking things through with someone you trust, there is also a range of resources and programs to support you and your practice teams:

WAPHA General Practice Wellness Program

RACGP GP Support Program

Health and Wellbeing support for rural generalists

TEN: The Essential Network for Health Professionals

Doctors Health Advisory Service

Smiling Mind healthcare worker program and app