Doctors tend to be highly resilient; we need to be with the pressures we face.
Yet even if we cope well most of the time, we may not always be as resilient as we’d like. Research identifies doctors as a high-risk group for stress-related harm and also shows the pressures we’re facing are increasing. We can find ourselves overwhelmed by increasing demands or exhausted and dipping in our mood, morale or energy.
The good news is that the last twenty years has seen breakthroughs in our scientific understanding of what helps resilience grow. Research has also shown that resilience training helps protect against the risk of depression, anxiety and stress related harm, while also strengthening our capacity to address challenges. That’s why we’ve set up this website and our online resilience training for doctors.
We’re excited that our Resilience for Doctors online course is launching soon and due to start on Oct 22nd 2018.
We’ll have details here soon. If you’re interested, please contact us (mentioning ‘Resilience for Doctors’) and we’ll send more information. We invite you also to sign up to our free trial online mini-course, which you can sign up to here. Anyone registering for the free trial will be sent details of the online course starting in October.
Here’s also some other resources that might interest you:
- A short video-based online course Personal Resilience in an Hour. You can get this at a special offer price of £10, or watch some of the videos for free, at this link.
- For a short article on Resilience for GPs by Dr Chris Johnstone, please see this link.
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ResilienceforDoctors.com is run in partnership by Dr Chris Johnstone (a resilience specialist and online educator who trained as a GP and then worked in mental health for many years) and Dr Simon Wade (a practising GP who set up and runs WebinarsForGPs.com, an online training service for GPs). They are joined by Professor David Peters of the Centre for Resilience at the University of Westminster. David also has a background as a GP before making resilience training his main work.