Sarah identifies as a doctor with mental health challenges, and is passionate about sharing her experiences with her colleagues. She is currently Assistant Director of the Doctors Health Advisory Service WA, and former Co-chair of the AMA (WA) Doctors in Training Welfare Subcommittee. In 2017, Sarah was named Camille Michener Junior Doctor of the Year for her advocacy in doctors’ welfare. She is also a passionate and messy cook, amateur illustrator and author, and an aspiring chardonnay connoisseur.
One in five Australian doctors have been diagnosed with or treated for depression, and one in four have had thoughts of suicide. The need for change is evident and urgent – but how? Join the discussion as our diverse panel shares their personal and policy based perspectives on mental health in the medical profession.