Self-Care: How to be a sustainable practitioner

2021tue07sep7:15 pmSelf-Care: How to be a sustainable practitioner

Event Details

Sustaining a healthy work life balance as a mental health care professional is difficult in the context of the long hours required, the heavy workload, the pressure to succeed, and the fear of making mistakes – all of which can ultimately lead to burnout. As well as accessing medical care when required, a self-care plan can help ensure practitioners continue their work sustainably.

With the goal of helping practitioners achieve balance both professionally and personally, this webinar will outline how to develop a practical self-care plan that includes clear outcomes and avenues for feedback from various individuals in a practitioners’ life (family, friends, clients, and colleagues). In learning how to develop a self-care plan, webinar attendees will learn boundary setting and time management strategies that will ensure they are able to both switch off and reduce stress.

Prior to the webinar, attendees are invited to complete a short exercise comprising of two questions to reflect on their current self-care practice. After the webinar, attendees will be sent the same questions so they can reflect on their learnings and how they will manage self-care in the future.

Our interdisciplinary panel of experts includes Dr Roger Sexton (General Practitioner), Hugh Kearns (Educator and Researcher) and will be facilitated by Nicola Palfrey (Clinical Psychologist).


Our interdisciplinary panel of experts includes:

  • Dr. Roger Sexton (SA – General Practitioner)
  • Hugh Kearns (SA – Educator and Researcher)
  • Facilitator: Nicola Palfrey (ACT – Clinical Psychologist)

Learning outcomes:

Watch this facilitated panel discussion to be better equipped to:

  • Discuss the importance of time management and how it relates to stress.
  • Identify strategies for setting boundaries and learning how to switch off.
  • Outline how to develop a self-care plan that includes assessing personal resources, work and lifestyle habits, personal and professional roles, inputs and feedback.
  • Discuss how to be a sustainable person in work and personal life.


(Tuesday) 7:15 pm AEST