Wellbeing at Work (formally Resilience on the Run)

See below for event dates and locations

Program background

Did you know that junior doctors experience significantly higher rates of burnout, depression and anxiety than the general population?

As a profession, it’s our responsibility to ensure doctors have the appropriate support, throughout their careers, to deal with the challenges of the medical profession. It is with this in mind that AMA Queensland’s Council of Doctors in Training researched and developed Wellbeing at Work (formally Resilience on the Run) – a first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at equipping young doctors with the resilience and coping skills needed to survive and thrive in medicine.

Resilience on the Run was piloted at Rockhampton Base Hospital in October 2015 and received considerable positive feedback. Hospital administration and interns found the program so helpful that they asked for it to be rolled out again.

Presented by wellbeing expert Dr Ira van der Steenstraten, the Wellbeing at Work program focuses on developing techniques for resilience and mindfulness, better managing interpersonal relationships, navigating difficult scenarios on the job and practical steps for asking for help. Following delivery of the pilot program in 2016, Metro South Health engaged AMA Queensland to deliver the program for 140 interns across Princess Alexandra, Logan and Redlands Hospitals to overwhelmingly positive feedback. By August 2017, close to 370 interns had completed the program including delivery at Gold Coast University, Ipswich and Mackay Hospitals.

In 2017, Queensland Health announced that funding had been allocated in the State Budget to deliver programs to support mental health, increase resilience and promote wellbeing amongst the medical workforce. The first phase of funding has been allocated to engage AMA Queensland to deliver Wellbeing at Work (formally Resilience on the Run) to all medical interns from 2017-2019. Queensland Health has now extended the funding for AMA Queensland to deliver Wellbeing at Work to all Queensland medical interns from 2020 - 2021.

In 2018, AMA Queensland won the 2018 Best Public Health Initiative Award for the Resilience on the Run program delivered to all Queensland medical interns.

Program format and delivery mode

The program can be delivered as a customisable, face-to-face, two-part or three-part workshop series. Each session is 1.5 hours in length and topics include:

  • Strategies for personal empowerment;
  • Developing mindful communication techniques for more effective engagement with others;
  • Skills for managing challenging scenarios in the workplace;
  • An evidence based introduction of Mindfulness and how it can improve well-being in the workplace;
  • Strategies for dealing with Burnout and Compassion Fatigue; and
  • Practical tips on getting help.

For all Wellbeing at Work enquires, contact Lisa O'Donnell or Jennifer Burgess at AMA Queensland on (07) 3872 2222 or email wellbeing@amaq.com.au

2020 Dates

January

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Hervey Bay 28 January 1pm - 2.30pm Session 1 Education conference room

February

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Hervey Bay 4 February 1pm - 2.30pm Session 2 Education conference room
Ipswich 12 February 11am - 12.30pm Group 1, Session 1 Rooms 2&3, Level 9, Tower Block
Ipswich 19 February 11am - 12.30pm Group 1, Session 2 Rooms 2&3, Level 9, Tower Block
Ipswich 26 February 11am - 12.30pm Group 2, Session 1 Rooms 2&3, Level 9, Tower Block

March

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Ipswich 4 March 11am - 12:30pm Group 2, Session 2 Rooms 2 & 3, Level 9, Tower Block
Mount Isa 11 March 1pm - 2.30pm Session 1 via Videoconference
Redcliffe 17 March 12noon - 1.30pm Session 1 Part 2, Seminar & Lecture Rooms, Moreton Bay Integrated Care Centre
Mount Isa 18 March 1pm - 2.30pm Session 2 via Videoconference

April

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Redcliffe 7 April 12noon - 1.30pm Session 2 via Videoconference
Redland 21 April 12noon - 12.45pm Group A, Session 1 via Videoconference
Rockhampton 23 April 12noon - 1.30pm Session A, Session 1 (12-12.45), Group B Session 1 (12.45-1.30) via Videoconference
Redland 28 April 12noon - 1.30pm Session 2 via Videoconference
Rockhampton 30 April 12noon - 1.30pm Group A Session 2 (12-12.45), Group B Session 2 (12.45-1.30) via Videoconference

May

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Townsville 6 May 12.30 - 1.15pm Group A, Session 1 via Videoconference
Townsville 12 May 12.30 - 1.15pm Group B, Session 1 via Videoconference
Townsville 13 May 12.30 - 1.15pm Group C, Session 1 via Videoconference
Townsville 20 May 12.30 - 1.15pm Group D, Session 1 via Videoconference
Logan 21 May 12noon - 1.35pm Group A, Session 1 (12-12.45pm). Group B, Session 1 (12.50-1.35pm) In person
Townsville 22 May 12.30pm - 1.15pm Group E, Session 1 via Videoconference
Townsville 27 May 12.30 - 1.15pm Group A, Session 2 via Videoconference
Logan 28 May 12noon - 1.35pm Group A, Session 2 (12-12.45pm). Group B, Session 2 (12.50-1.35pm) In person

June

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Mackay 9 June 1 - 2.35pm Group A, Session 1 (1-1.45pm). Group B, Session 1 (1.50-2.35pm) via Videoconference
Townsville 10 June 12.30pm - 1.15pm Group B, Session 2 via Videoconference
Cairns 11 June 12.30pm - 1.35pm Group A, Session 1 (12-12.45pm) via Videoconference
Townsville 12 June 12.30pm - 1.15pm Group C, Session 2 via Videoconference
Townsville 16 June 12.30pm - 1.15pm Group D, Session 2 via Videoconference
Townsville 17 June 12.30pm - 1.15pm Group E, Session 2 via Videoconference
Cairns 18 June 12.30pm - 2pm Group A, Session 2 (12-12.45pm) via Videoconference
Mackay 23 June 1.00pm - 2.35pm Group A, Session 2 (1-1.45pm), Group B, Session 2 (1.50-2.35pm) via Videoconference

July

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
QEII 10 July 1pm - 2.30pm Session 1 UQ training facility on level 2
RBWH 16 July 12.45pm - 1.30pm Group A, Session 1 Education Centre Auditorium
QEII 17 July 1pm - 2.30pm Session 2 UQ training facility on level 2
RBWH 23 July 12.45pm - 1.30pm Group A, Session 2 Level 1 Ned Hanlon Building Room EB1060
Mater Hospital 24 July 12.30pm - 2.00pm Session 1 Level 4, Duncombe Building
Toowoomba 29 July 1.00pm - 2.30pm Group A, Session 1 Jeff Prebble Lecture Theatre
Logan 30 July 12noon - 12.45pm Group C, Session 1 Doctor’s Common Room (Building 1, Level 2, Old Main Foyer)
Mater Hospital 31 July 12.30pm - 2.00pm Session 2 Level 4, Duncombe Building

August

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Toowoomba 5 August 1.00pm - 2.30pm Group A, Session 2 Jeff Prebble Lecture Theatre.
Caboolture 7 August 12noon - 1.30pm Session 1 Seminar Room 1 and 2
Bundaberg 12 August 12.15 - 2.00pm Group A, Session 1, 12.15-1pm. Group B, Session 2, 1.15-2pm via Videoconference
Logan 13 August 12noon - 12.45pm Group C, Session 2 Doctor’s Common Room (Building 1, Level 2, Old Main Foyer)
Bundaberg 26 August 12.15 - 2.00pm Group A, Session 2, 12.15-1pm. Group B, Session 2, 1.15-2pm via Videoconference
Caboolture 28 August 1.00pm - 2.30pm Session 2 Seminar Room 1 and 2

September

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Toowoomba 2 September 1.00pm - 2.30pm Group B, Session 1 Jeff Prebble Lecture Theatre
Toowoomba 9 September 1.00pm - 2.30pm Group B, Session 2 Jeff Prebble Lecture Theatre
Princess Alexandra 22 September 12.15pm - 1.45pm Group A, Session 1 Room 4L.2
RBWH 24 September 12.45pm - 1.30pm Group B, Session 1 Education Centre Auditorium
Princess Alexandra 29 September 12.15pm - 1.45pm Group A, Session 2 Room 4L.2

October

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Gold Coast Hospital 6 October 12.00pm - 1.30pm Group A, Session 1 Education Building
Gold Coast Hospital 13 October 12.00pm - 1.30pm Group A, Session 2 Education Building
RBWH 15 October 12.45pm - 1.30pm Group B, Session 2 Education Centre Auditorium
Princess Alexandra 16 October 12.15pm - 1.45pm Group B, Session 1 Room 4L.2
Princess Alexandra 20 October 12.15pm - 1.45pm Group B, Session 2 Room 4L.2

November

Hospital Date Time Group/session Room
Gold Coast Hospital 3 November 12.00pm - 1.30pm Group B, Session 1 Education Building
Gold Coast Hospital 10 November 12.00pm - 1.30pm Group B, Session 2 Education Building
Princess Alexandra 17 November 12.15pm - 1.45pm Group C, Session 1 Room 4L.2
Princess Alexandra 24 November 12.15pm - 1.45pm Group C, Session 2 Room 4L.2