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The Status Symbol of Being ‘Busy’ Comes at a Cost to Our Wellbeing

I was called in by my Head of Learning and Teaching to discuss my ‘workload’ recently. My first thought was “oh no, they will add more to my workload as they’ve discovered that I’ve been working under my contracted hours”.

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Learning to look after yourself
Learning to look after yourself
Dr Jan Orman

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.

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Mental Health Training Opportunities for GPs in 2018
Mental Health Training Opportunities for GPs in 2018
Dr Jan Orman

Do you need to upskill in mental health? 2018 is a brand-new year ripe for a new training resolution!

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What can we do about work related stress?
What can we do about work related stress?
Dr Jan Orman

I bought an alarm clock recently. For some years I have used my smart phone as an alarm clock but I’ve noticed that at times of stress when I wake at night I’ve been reaching for my phone and checking my emails. That’s just crazy! There is no expectation on the part of my employer or my patients that I will work in the middle of the night but it has become reflexive and obsessive.

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Too Hard to Walk into the Clinic?
Too Hard to Walk into the Clinic?
Dr Jan Orman

Many people struggling with worry, stress, anxiety, or depression refuse to see a psychologist or counsellor. No matter how many referrals they receive, they never make it into a clinic.

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