As if being a medical student in itself wasn’t enough to keep you busy, these days we get to spend extra time worrying about what it means to be a medical student in the time of COVID!
Whether this be how to manage hospital placements and PPE, what our vaccination requirements are, what we do if we are a close contact, or even if we get COVID ourselves. This page will hopefully help you with answering some of these questions.
Doctors are in a unique position. They encourage patients to seek help and treatment for mental health conditions, but are less likely to actually seek help themselves. This is despite the fact that Australian and international studies generally report doctors having higher rates of mental health conditions than the general population.
We went to collect all the different COVID-19 resources we had seen floating around the internet, and found Life in Mind Australia had already done it for us!
It’s a very comprehensive list. It includes general info about COVID, mental health information sheets, in a time of COVID, online help services, specific help services: eating disorders, rural health, LGBTI, children’s mental health, and much more!