The wellbeing guide for medical students is a collaboration between NZMSA and the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) made in 2011 to assist medical students through the challenges of medical school.
This page teaches 61 skills that help you change your environment to reduce stress, relax when you’re under pressure, and cope when there’s nothing you can do about the situation. We then look at a range of things you can do to feel happy and self-confident. Enjoy learning these skills, and having a happier life!
This awesome online module is designed to provide you with some information about chronic worrying and generalised anxiety disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your worrying and anxiety.
Stress management is all about taking charge: of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control.
This online module is designed to help you understand what is helpful and unhelpful about being a perfectionist. The goal is not for you to give up your high standards altogether but to learn to pursue healthy high standards rather than unrelenting high standards that negatively impact your life.
If you want to learn about mindfulness or medication...
If you’d prefer to read, this beautiful and lucid guide (available online viathe link), written by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotesand practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness; being awake and fully aware.
Sign up for free to gain access to audio clips that teach compassion training and cognitive reappraisal training – this is an awesome tool teaches you how to re-interpret the meaning of situations to decrease negative emotions and stress.
A self-compassion technique when feeling overwhelmed
On this page, you’ll discover 48 skills that help you learn more effectively and develop others better. On it, you can learn personal study skills, find out how to create a great environment for workplace skills development, and help others develop more effectively.
This page explains 61 skills that help you work powerfully and use your time better. On it, you can learn core personal effectiveness skills, find out how to prioritize and schedule your time for maximum impact, develop and maintain focus, and motivate yourself to achieve extraordinary things. Enjoy exploring these tools, and becoming highly effective!
This website is designed for doctors and medical students, and for the families and colleagues of doctors in Australia and New Zealand. The site provides you with contact phone numbers for help and support in time of need. This site also provides you with resources for promoting the work of the doctors, health advisory service in your area, for helping your colleagues and for your own self-care, which is an essential prerequisite for competent medical practice.
From the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a comprehensive resource on strategies for self-care as an essential element of a doctor’s professional life. Includes sections on stress management.