A Mental Health and Psychosocial Support team has developed a program to support physicians in dealing with the pandemic's psychosocial effects, from transitory distress to more serious disorders. The continuum of supports includes information on COVID-19 planning, readiness, operations and transitioning post-pandemic. If needed, physicians can access support through the Saskatchewan Medical Association's Physician Health Program.
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Physicians can access direct support through the Saskatchewan Medical Association's Physician Health Program or by contacting Brenda Senger (306-657-4553) in Saskatoon and north or Jessica Richardson (306-359-2750) in Regina and the south.
Town Hall Physicians Wellness Webex Series
SHA's Resilient Workplace Information
The Resilient Workplace web page has resources, information and quick links that build individual and workplace resilience and supports healthcare worker well-being. On this site, health care workers will find information on wellness and resiliency including webinar series, coaching support strategy, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Support and numerous other resources.
Other Physician Resources
The University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine has created a video/webinar series for physicians that include a range of topics such as Leadership During Pandemic, Connecting at a Distance, What Are We Doing Right?, and Substance Abuse Disorders During the Pandemic among others. See also the university's Staff and Faculty Wellness program.
The Alberta Medical Association's COVID-19 Physician Wellness Resources includes educational bulletins, podcasts, surveys and other resources aimed at maintaining physician wellness during the pandemic.
The Canadian Medical Association, via Joule has created COVID-19 Online Learning Series featuring episodes such as:
The Canadian Psychological Association has developed a series called, "Psychology Works" Fact Sheets: Emotional and Psychological Challenges, Psychological Impacts and Managing Traumatic Stress faced by frontline health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian Mental Health Association has put together some resources and suggestions to help support your mental health at this time of uncertainty.
The Canadian Medical Protective Association has developed some resources and has physician advisors are available to provide support throughout the pandemic.
The World Health Organization has issued a bulletin: Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak.