PALS Registrar Assistance Program
We will fund up to five psychology sessions for GP trainees who require additional support during their time in the program. All we need to know is that you have a difficulty that could affect your GP training.
If you decide you need to use this service, please contact the ME in charge of PALS (Pastoral and Learning Support) Dr Hilda Jessop firstname.lastname@example.org. Hilda is based in Melbourne and will be able to maintain your confidentiality, by asking the psychologist to forward anonymised invoices. No one else in MCCC will be aware that you have used this service and it will not affect your training in any way. In some circumstances, additional sessions may be funded.
Employee Assistance Program
Our GP trainees can access help from our Employee Assistance Program with D’Accord. They provide confidential, professional, free counselling and support 24/7, with up to five free sessions per year. RACGP also offer a similar program.
Registrar Liaison Officers
Registrar Liaison Officers (RLOs) provide care, help, support and information to our GP trainees. Their job is to ensure that you have support and a way to provide feedback to the organisation. You can also contact the senior RLO if you have questions relating to training, employment, contract, the workplace and more.
Your regional contacts are:
Senior RLO: Dr Amanda Cohn
North east RLO: Dr Amanda Cohn
South west RLO: Dr Amy Harper
North west RLO: Dr Charles Aitken
Metro west RLO: Dr Mardi Beck
General Practice Registrars Australia (GPRA)
Visit their wellbeing support page for personal insights and highly-relatable information or read more about GPRA here.
Dr JuMP GP mentoring
Having a mentor can assist you with your career and in managing your work-life balance. They provide a friendly ear to help and support you. See the flyer here for a quick snapshot, or for more information see here.