GENERAL SUPPORT GROUPS (for doctors in Perth/Australia)
Connecting WA GPs is GPHQ: GPHQ allows both established and establishing GPs in WA to connect, communicate and learn from each other in a secure, private, online community.
GPs Down Under: This is a Facebook social media page offering an online community for GPs in both Australia and New Zealand, providing a forum where doctors can network and chat in a supportive learning environment. It is for registered doctors only.
Doctors with disabilities: Doctors with Disabilities Australia is a body advocating for an inclusive profession, without regard to physical attributes.
FOR RURAL DOCTORS
Bush Support Services (delivered by CRANA plus) offer a confidential telephone service for doctors and their families in remote and isolated locations.
Broome Docs. This site is intended to provide a single source of up‐to‐date educational material for country doctors.
Rural HealthWesthave produced a ‘Health & Wellbeing’ resource, which includes the contact details for a range of support organisations.
GPs Down Under: Online community of GPs in Australia and New Zealand. A number of offshoot groups with special interests.
Doc 2 Doc:Community of female doctors and doctors in training. Mission to support women through the journey from medical school to specialisation and beyond, in a supportive and interactive environment.
Doctors & Fitness: group for doctors to post their pictures/videos to inspire other doctors in fitness pursuits.
GP Jobs and all Healthcare and Medical in Australia: Community for health professionals to find employment within Australia.
UK to Australia GP Group: Group of GPs and GP trainees who have come, are in the process of coming to Australia, or thinking of coming to Australia from the UK.
Medical Education and Wellbeing Innovators: This community is for medical professionals or those working with medical professionals to connect, share ideas, resources, seek feedback and inspire each other on all things medical education and wellbeing.
IMG Workforce Australia: Group for IMGs working in Australia.
Creative Careers in Medicine: An independent group for people interested in non standard careers in and around medicine.
GPHQ: A private discussion group for WA GPs associated with GPHQ
Adopt a Healthcare Worker Western Australia: Make a commitment to look after the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers in the COVID 19 environment. Support examples include check‐ins, shopping, meals assistance and child care.
LGBTIQ+ GROUPS (for doctors in Australia)
Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA): The Australian Lesbian Medical Association (ALMA) was founded in 1999 for lesbian doctors, lesbian medical students and their partners. Website: http://www.almas.org.au/
Rainbow Doctors Australia: A group for members of the LGBTIQ community who are medical students or doctors. Learn more on Facebook
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL GRADUATES GROUPS
IMG Huddle WhatsApp Group: for access to IMGs to converse informally and ask questions that they might not feel comfortable asking their locally graduated peers - be it related to professional practice or personal life. Join the group by contacting Dr Ashwita Siri Vanga: https://www.facebook.com/ashwita.vanga
Perth AMC Preparation Facebook Messenger Group: to help people reach out to colleagues in nearby neighbourhoods and find study partners. There are also Mock Exam sessions organised via the group, as well as free practice sessions in Public Libraries across Perth. Join the group by contacting Dr Ashwita Siri Vanga: https://www.facebook.com/ashwita.vanga
ABORIGINAL DOCTOR GROUPS
Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA): AIDA is a not-for-profit, member-based, professional association supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students and doctors. https://aida.org.au/
Social Media and Critical Care (SMACC): An international not for profit multidisciplinary critical care conference and twitter presence. https://smacc.net.au/
Balint Society of Australia and New Zealand: Group sessions with a focus on clinical practice in medicine, with special reference to the health professional‐patient or client relationship. Online and face to face meetings. https://www.balintaustralianewzealand.org
Doctors for the Environment: Association of medical professionals focused on promoting good health through care of the environment. https://www.dea.org.au/about‐dea/
If you know of a good WA or Australian support group for Doctors and Medical Students not listed above then please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org