The Wellbeing Prescription

A GPEx podcast series that provides insightful and practical resources for Health Professionals who are tackling the all-too-common issue of job-induced stress and burnout.

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4 days ago

In our latest episode of "The Wellbeing Prescription," we welcome Dr Alex Sweetman from the Australasian Sleep Association to explore the critical role of sleep in maintaining optimum well-being. Dr Sweetman, an expert on insomnia and cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), discussed the prevalence of insomnia in Australia, its often-overlooked impact on health, and shared insights into non-pharmacological treatments like CBT-I. He also provides practical strategies for healthcare professionals and patients to access these treatments and capped off the conversation with his top tip for improving sleep and, by extension, overall well-being.
 
Tune in now for exclusive strategies and advice!
 
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Dr Alex Sweetman: alexander.sweetman@sleep.org.au
 
Sleep Resources:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is the recommended ‘first line’ treatment for chronic insomnia, but is accessed by less than 1% of patients. Haycock et al., (2023). https://doi.org/10.1093%2Fsleepadvances%2Fzpad035.034   
 
Australasian Sleep Association have partnered with the Australian Psychological Society on education articles, workshops, webinars, and most recently, an interactive online education module.
 
Sleep problems in psychological practice:  https://psychology.org.au/for-members/publications/inpsych/2022/vol-44-spring-2022/sleep-problems-in-psychological-practice
 
ASA CBT-I Workshops: https://sleep.org.au/Public/Public/News/Articles/Nov/CBTi.aspx
 
Overview of insomnia assessment and management: https://psychology.org.au/event/24191
 
CBT for Insomnia (CBTi) certified skills course: https://psychology.org.au/event/24371

Thursday May 30, 2024

In this episode of "The Wellbeing Prescription," we are joined by Mardi Webber, a seasoned professional in mental health and workplace safety at ReturnToWorkSA. As a Registered Psychologist with over 30 years’ experience work health safety and injury management, Mardi discusses the importance of psychological safety and recent legislative changes impacting workplace mental health.
Join us for a compelling conversation filled with practical tips for fostering a supportive work environment.
 
Relevant Links
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Creating a mentally healthy workplace (rtwsa.com)
Mentally Healthy Workplaces | Professional Development - GPEx
Subscribe to ReturnToworkSA’s free skill building workshop program and receive email notifications of events - Never miss a workshop (confirmsubscription.com)
Information on psychological health and safety on SafeWorkSA’s and SafeWork Australia’s websites:
Psychosocial hazards & work-related stress | SafeWork SA
Model Code of Practice: Managing psychosocial hazards at work | Safe Work Australia
The BlackDog Institute TEN – The Essential Network for Health Professionals to help find resources and support to navigate burnout and maintain good mental health:
TEN – The Essential Network for Health Professionals - Black Dog Institute | Better Mental Health
Navigating Burnout - Overview (blackdoginstitute.org.au)
Self-care planning - Black Dog Institute | Better Mental Health

Tuesday May 14, 2024

With over three decades as a practicing GP Associate Professor Antonio Di Dio's brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience. Holder of the AMA presidential Medal for services to practitioners and refugee health, his commitment to wellbeing extends through the network of the healthcare system.
In our conversation, we delve into his perspective on what defines wellbeing and how it shapes his work. We’ll explore the critical importance of self-care for healthcare professionals and discuss his insights on the impact of current healthcare policies and the ideal legislative environment needed to support the wellbeing of those who care for us.
Tune in to catch Associate Professor Di Dio's invaluable reflections on how each facet of his work contributes to the larger picture of health and community support.
 
Relevant Links
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DRS4DRS website
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Associate Professor Antonio Di Dio's LinkedIn

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

In our first episode of "The Wellbeing Prescription," we delve into the often-misunderstood world of dyslexia and its importance to overall wellbeing.
Dr Shae Wissell, with her rich background in speech pathology and public health, sheds light on how dyslexia impacts adults, illuminating their challenges and resilience in various facets of life such as healthcare, education, and employment.
Discover from a leading advocate and researcher how society’s perception of dyslexia can influence mental health and what strategies can enhance the day-to-day wellness of those living with this condition. For anyone seeking to understand the intersection of neurodiversity and wellbeing, this episode is an informative starting point that recognises the value of inclusive support systems.
Tune in to grasp why embracing neurodiversity could be the key to transforming personal and organisational growth.
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Dr Shae Wissell
re:think dyslexia website
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