Mental Well-Being

Mental Distress

  • For acute distress and immediate help, select the ‘Help Now’ link.
  • As residents, you and your immediate family have full access to the Alberta Medical Association’s Physician and Family Support Program (PFSP).  This program provides confidential, physician to physician support, 24/7/365. Call 1-877-767-4637.  Check out this series of short videos outlining the range of services provided, and highlighting the process for seeking assistance.
  • On the PFSP website you will also find physician health resources including articles on topics such as addiction, dealing with adverse events/complaints/medical-legal litigation, relationships, stress/fatigue, and workplace/career issues.  
    • Please note that services through the PFSP are completely voluntary, confidential, and free to all medical students, residents, staff physicians, and their immediate family members.

Coping with Grief

General

  • EPhysician Health is “the world’s first comprehensive, online physician health and wellness resource that helps physicians, residents and medical students be resilient in their professional and personal lives” (from the website description).  
  • From the American Academy of Family Physicians, this list of articles is written by physicians for physicians on various topics (e.g. Work in OB care and life balance, blending work and family, relationships).
  • Formerly CAIR, the Resident Doctors of Canada is the national voice of resident physicians in Canada.  On their website find helpful resources related to training, wellness, representation, research, and news applicable to residents.

Self-awareness and Resiliency

Mindfulness Resources