New webinars announced for August to help local clinicians impacted by COVID-19

Healthy North Coast invites you to register for two webinars designed to help you manage stress and frustration due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

Dealing with COVID-19 on the frontline as a healthcare professional means it’s more important than ever to look after your mental health and wellbeing. A recent survey shows that work stress as a result of the pandemic is impacting more than two-thirds of Australia’s healthcare workers.

‘You may not be working in a COVID-19 clinic or dressed in full PPE every single day,’ says Maithri Goonetilleke, a medical doctor and Associate Professor in Global Health at Monash University.

‘But the way all healthcare workers are practising medicine is likely to have been impacted by coronavirus – whether that’s incorporating social distancing, having patients wait outside a surgery or carrying out fewer consultations. Those impacts can lead to cumulative stress over time.’

In response to the ongoing situation, Healthy North Coast is offering two webinars to help local clinicians impacted by COVID-19.

Coping with the reality of clinical workplace stress

Thursday 26 August 2021, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the warning signs of burnout and compassion fatigue, and strategies to cope with the occupational reality of clinical workplace stress. It’s important to feel mentally healthy, safe, and valued at work, so you can perform at your best. When you put all your effort into looking after others and don’t make self-care a priority, problems can arise. 

This webinar will be facilitated by Dr Basia Radlinska, a Coffs Harbour clinical psychologist.

Working with challenging clients

Tuesday 31 August 2021, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Working with challenging clients is part and parcel of practising health care – and it’s even more apparent with heightened anxieties caused by the current COVID-19 situation. At this webinar you’ll learn practical, effective communication techniques so you can respond, not react, when faced with difficult clinician-client situations.

This webinar will be presented by Dr David Cooper from the Medical Indemnity Protection Society.

Certificates of attendance will be provided, and we encourage you to self-submit for CPD/PDP.

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Remember that being a healthcare worker doesn’t mean you are – or should be – superhuman. Take advantage of the many services available to support you during this time and take a moment to register for these webinars, as well as share them with your colleagues. We’re in this together, after all.

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Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.

Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.

By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.

No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.

This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.

You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.

You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.

Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.

You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.

We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.

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