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This list of resources is not intended to be exhaustive, but to stimulate your thinking around how you can thrive in a career in medicine. The external sites and publications have been recommended by trainees or trainers within the Deanery.


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Health and Wellbeing

Feeling overwhelmed or distressed? You are not alone.

Contacts for various health issues or concerns

Support for doctors - Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Resilience, Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness: The Road to Resilience (article), Building your personal resilience, Coping with Uncertainty


Understanding and Fostering Resilience

The science of Resiliency; An article explaining the neurotransmitter side to stress responses

the MDU - Resilience in Medicine

Developing Career Resilience in Medicine

Roberson Cooper i-resilience: A quick online assessment to measure your own resilience

Fixed vs Growth Mindset - Prof Jill Klein


Practical Tips and Time Management

Looking after yourself so you can better care for others

Steps for Stress

Mindfulness and Mastery in the Workplace

www.mindtools.com A very comprehensive site with articles and tools covering thought awareness and emotional intelligence as well as time and project management tips.

http://www.gp-training.net/training/tutorials/management/timeman.html Time management in a GP trainee context but lots here for everyone

Time Management Advice from the Royal Medical Benevolant Fund

http://www.jmohealth.org.au/ An Australian resource specifically for doctors in training, with advice and self-assessment tools.

http://www.bwellbelfast.hscni.net/ Relevant to everyone, a resource written for those working in Health in Northern Ireland



No Regrets on Sunday: Seven Days Can Change Your Life (2010: Peter Hawkins)

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine (2014: Danielle Ofri)

Inside-Out: The Practice of Resilience (2015: Sven Hansen)

Thinking, Fast and Slow (2012:Daniel Kahneman)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (2004: Stephen R. Covey)

Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: The New Science of Optimism and Pessimism (2013: Elaine Fox




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