Stress Management for Locum Doctors

Unmanaged chronic stress can lead to serious physical and mental health problems, so understanding and dealing with the stressors associated with your professional workplace and personal circumstances is essential for your continued success and wellbeing.

About Your Course Leader: Dr. Tim Ojo

Tim is passionate about supporting locum doctors to thrive in the fast-paced clinical landscape of today. He believes that increasing medics’ mental health, emotional and psychological wellbeing has never been so important.

In addition to his twenty-four years’ service as a senior psychiatrist, Tim is an experienced coach and mediator, mentor, trainer and organizational consultant.

He is a Senior Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, a Member of the Association of Coaching. and has a an MBA from the University of Hull with a specialism in Health Service Management.

Benefits of Taking this Course

This course will enable you to:

  • Clearly identify significant stressors in your own life
  • Understand and overcome stress-factors in the workplace
  • Devise your own stress management plan
  • Create and embed new habits to reduce stress

Why is Stress Management Important?

Stress management is a ‘survival skill’ in our busy and pressured lives.

Unmanaged chronic stress can lead to serious physical and mental health problems, so understanding and dealing with the stressors associated with your professional workplace and personal circumstances is essential for your continued success and wellbeing.

Why are Locum Doctors in Greater Need of Support?

Locums are an essential arm of healthcare provision in UK and other countries.

While locum roles are often attractive in terms of remuneration, job independence and a variety of responsibilities, they also come with their own set of challenges: the more limited availability of jobs, clear expectations regarding their role and responsibilities, effectively managing their work-life balance as well as limited job security.

Therefore, taking proactive steps in understanding how to manage stress is imperative to protecting overall wellbeing and productivity.

What This Course is All About

This course has been designed specifically to meet needs of locum doctors:

  • Understand what stress actually is and how it applies to the unique challenges faced by locum doctors
  • Learn how to devise a bespoke stress management plan using the tried and tested ‘LOCUMS’ framework
  • Understand the ‘3B’s’ behavioural coaching framework to establish constructive new habits
  • Engage in interactive learning through facilitated discussion forums with other learners
  • Take advantage of additional digital resources to support your learning

About the Health & Wellbeing Academy

The Health & Wellbeing Academy is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for health and wellbeing-related courses, webinars and coaching.

The Academy’s primary mission is to empower learners to make the changes necessary to increase their overall wellness and productivity.

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