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Member Health & Well-being
In 2016 the College approved the formation of the Welfare Special Interest Group. This group allows CICM Fellows with an interest in welfare to collaborate in developing College resources for the benefit of trainees and Fellows.
The objective and aims of the group were discussed and ratified at a meeting in October 2016.
To advocate for the welfare of all intensive care doctors in Australia and New Zealand encompassing physical, psychological and professional wellbeing across the working life cycle.
The Welfare Special Interest Group aims to promote the wellbeing of doctors in the specialty by:
Identifying and quantifying stressors in intensive care physicians’ lives
Fostering a culture of support, resilience, acceptance and openness within the profession
Developing guidelines and resources for welfare related issues
Encouraging the use and implementation of workplace support strategies
Advertising and promoting access to existing health agencies and resources
Expanding continuing medical education activities to include issues such as mental health, stress management and personal development
The group is Chaired by NZ Fellow, Debra Chalmers
If you would like further information on the group please contact
JOIN THE WELFARE SIG
Click below to submit an expression of interest to join the Welfare SIG.
SIG Application Form
New Page Alert!
CICM Member Health & Wellbeing Page
We are pleased to announce our new CICM website resource, the
Member Health & Wellbeing
page. The College is committed to making available Welfare resources and support systems should you need to seek help regarding personal, career or mental health issues.
The new webpage includes resources and articles providing information and helpful hints on how to manage your wellbeing, and a list of national mental health bodies you can contact should you need further assistance.
The webpage also includes the full details of the
College’s Member Assistance Program - Converge International.
Converge International is a professional counselling service that offers confidential, short-term support for a variety of work-related and personal problems. CICM members will have access to range of qualified professionals such as psychologists, social workers and management coaches.
All support services are confidential and free of charge for Fellows and Trainees.