Monash Care – The Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy for Monash Doctors!
If you witness, or are the subject of, inappropriate workplace behaviour, this is what you can do:
- If you feel comfortable to do it, and only if you feel safe enough to do so, you should firmly ask the person exhibiting the behaviour to stop
- Report the matter as soon as possible via telephone (03 9594 2741) or email to:
The Monash Doctors Council Executive reminds Monash Doctors that there are also other resources available to provide advice and support if required. Rosemary Mckemmish, Monash Doctors Wellbeing Officer, is available on 0427 409 310. Junior medical staff members can also talk to a Monash Doctors JMS Peer Supporter who are a panel of Junior Doctors trained to provide advice to their peers when they are dealing with a stressful situation at work. Peer Supporters contact details are available on http://monashdoctors.org/jms-peer-support-program
The Monash Doctors Council Executive, as the medical leaders for Monash Health, are committed to a safe working environment for all staff, including Monash Doctors. We want to assure all Monash Doctors that you will be fully supported and protected when you report inappropriate behaviour, and the behaviour will be appropriately investigated. Thank you for being a Monash Doctor and for standing together with us.
The 2013 Mental Health Survey of Doctors and Medical Students conducted by beyondblue found that compared to the Australian population and other Australian professionals, doctors reported substantially higher rates of burnout, psychological distress & attempted suicide.
Monash Care is Monash Health’s commitment to address the issues relating to mental health & wellbeing for our doctors. We were honoured to have the Honourable Mr Jeff Kennett AC, Chairman of beyondblue as a special guest at the launch.