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Navigating the Unfamiliar World

Navigating the Unfamiliar World

March 30, 2021 Dr Guy Gordon
Dr Guy Gordon

So much has been written about fear, anxiety and stress in the COVID era. And I certainly can identify with much of it. For me, however, it’s a lot more complex than just these emotions. I find I don’t recognise the world today. Looking around, on the surface, it seems that not much has changed.


Contemporary challenges in responding to domestic violence

Contemporary challenges in responding to domestic violence

March 16, 2021 Victoria Rasmussen
Victoria Rasmussen

The complexity of the intersection between mental health, trauma and domestic violence poses significant challenges for health professionals. Increasing recognition of the limitations of mainstream healthcare systems’ response to domestic violence victims underlies the growing demand for trauma and violence-informed care.


Surviving Another Stressful Year

Surviving Another Stressful Year

March 02, 2021 Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

Because COVID is not over yet it’s probably worth our thinking again about how we can optimise the benefits of our downtime, as well as manage the stressors at work.


2020, a year in review: Pam Withey

2020, a year in review: Pam Withey

February 16, 2021 Pam Withey
Pam Withey

We've asked some Community of Practice members to tell us about what 2020 has meant to them. Some things may surprise you...


2020, a year in review: Dr Srishti Dutta

2020, a year in review: Dr Srishti Dutta

February 02, 2021 Dr. Srishti Dutta
Dr. Srishti Dutta

Back at the beginning of 2020 we asked people we know to tell us how they were coping with the pandemic. We asked them 3 questions. Here’s how one Australian GP with far-flung connections is answering these questions now: