Health professionals get sick too...

Health professionals get sick too...

As health professionals, we often live in a state of denial about our health, especially our mental health. Too busy to be sick, I’ll let someone down if I take time off work, others will judge me negatively if I admit to being unwell – all common and understandable thought processes for those whose job is to help others.

My Podcast Experience by Amy Hargrave

My Podcast Experience by Amy Hargrave

I am volunteer youth and community presenter for the Black Dog Institute and I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to feature on the Being Well podcast series made by Black Dog. In my episode I talk about my experience of using the online mental health tool ‘myCompass’ to keep my headspace positive.

OSCE - How to appraise the evidence

OSCE - How to appraise the evidence

Reaching the summit of the medical ‘evidence mountain’ can often seem like too much hard yakka. It is much easier to assume that the guidebook is informed by good quality evidence but, how can we know for sure?

The Multitasking Myth

The Multitasking Myth

I used to be a proud multitasker. I heard somewhere, and I am sure you have heard it too, that women are better multitaskers than men. It was said with pride, and often attributed to the fact that women simply had to learn to multitask well in order to manage their diverse and competing responsibilities.

Learning to look after yourself

Learning to look after yourself

I made a big mistake last week. It has been a very busy time for me this half year. I’ve had a lot to do and much of it has been quite challenging – pushing the boundaries of what I feel skilled enough to try.