Reducing Burnout and improving wellbeing for rural GPs


Walking the walk: Reducing burnout and improving wellbeing for rural GPs

Join RACGP Rural for a webinar that will cover the workload and enculturation barriers experienced by rural GPs and practical tips for improving resilience, maintaining healthy work–life balance, increasing personal fulfilment and reducing burnout. There is no cost to attend.

Date: Thursday 3 February Time: 8.00 – 9.00pm AEDT Venue: Online

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify risk factors and signs of burnout in self and others
  2. Apply strategies to reduce burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance
  3. Discuss and implement a model of self-care and peer support



Dr Jenni Parsons
Rural GP

Jenni Parsons has worked as a rural GP for most of her professional life and has a longstanding passion for doctors’ health and wellbeing. Her other professional interests are in mental health, medical education and medical writing. She has managed to maintain her enthusiasm for the challenges, rewards and delights of general practice by implementing diversity in her professional life, ensuring restorative time in the natural environment and with friends and family, finding time for non-medical interests and seeking out opportunities for peer support.


Emily Gillmartin
Mental Health Social Worker

Emily Gillmartin brings energy and infectious enthusiasm to the pursuit of wellbeing for health professionals. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a passion for supervision, and theory in practice. Whilst she balances a successful private practice, and EAP work, Emily has developed a Wellbeing Supervision program, blending work from Craig Hassed’s Essence of Health, and structured Critical Reflective Practice to support general practitioners face the many challenges they find in their work, and in remaining well themselves. She also delivers group based Critical Reflective Practice and individual Wellbeing Supervision to practitioners in her region. “Emily’s group work provides a unique opportunity for our clinical team to come together in a non-judgmental and safe space to reflect on the challenges of our work, and the meaning behind our struggles. Her incisive guidance provides a decompression and structured exploration of common difficulties and triumphs.” Dr Ami Thies and Dr Campbell McKellar, Middle Island Medical Clinic