This week, the RMBF is proud to launch a new online wellbeing resource, offering a range of helpful advice and information for medics of all ages and specialties.
Provided by Rightsteps, it covers a wide range of ways to look after your mental and physical health, including advice on wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis. It is just one of a suite of online wellbeing resources that will be added to the RMBF website in the near future.
The resource offers help in a structured way, with different types of session to suit your needs and the time you have available. “Find Out More” guides offer a starting point, providing an overview of up-to-date information on a topic, plus top tips, and advice on what to do next. “Bitesize” sessions can help you begin to make positive changes by providing techniques and strategies that you can put in to practise straight away. These sessions are open to all, and can benefit doctors, medical students and family members alike.
“Wellbeing Sessions” offer the opportunity for further change via structured, self-guided support. This valuable service is available to doctors only and is currently limited to 1,000 signups.
If you have explored the “Find Out More” and “Bitesize” resources, feel you could benefit from further support in specific areas, and you are a doctor, you can sign up for “Wellbeing Sessions” on the Rightsteps site by providing your email address and specialty. We need this information to provide you with a secure login – after that, the support you access is entirely confidential, although we may contact you via email to help evaluate the service.
We hope this will prove a helpful addition to the support we offer for doctors and medical students at this very difficult time and beyond.