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Physician Health

Getting Help

If you need help these programs are tailored to meet your needs and your family members’ needs too. 

If you or a loved one needs immediate and urgent help, please call your local emergency number or 911.

Physicians & Family Support Program

For personal and work life issues for you or your dependents, take advantage of the 24/7 Physicians & Family Support Program

CALL: 1 – 844-4DOCSMB (4362762)
Online: guid​ancere​sources​.com
Company ID: DOCSMB

Physicians At Risk (PAR) Program

If you, your spouse or your adult children are struggling with social, relationship, financial, behavioural, or substance use issues, you can get support from the Physicians At Risk (PAR) Program. Call (204) 2378320

MDCare

The MDCare program offers adult/​child and adolescent psychiatry and adult psychology assessments and treatments for physicians, spouses or common-law partners, and dependent children (18 years and under). Call (204) 4801310.

CBTm

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm) for Physicians and Medical Learners is a set of courses designed to offer education and skills training in evidence-based self-management strategies to support the mental wellbeing of physicians and medical learners, delivered in a supportive peer environment.

Physicians and medical learners are encouraged to choose the course option that best fits their scheduling and learning needs.

  1. 5x 90-min virtual facilitator-led classes — 5 weeks, once per week beginning September 152022.
  2. An online self-directed course with five modules, mirroring the facilitator-led classes but offering more scheduling flexibility. Registration is open now.
  3. A ten-week virtual CBT skills workshop — once per week beginning October 42022.

Download a poster for the courses here and register for one of the courses here.

Medical Student and Resident Specific Supports

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba Physician Health Program

PARIM Health and Wellness Services for Residents

Student Services @ Bannatyne Campus (SS@BC): Provides access to a variety of services, including counselling and other mental health supports, learning skills development, accessibility advising, student advocacy, career planning, spiritual care, financial aid, and other supports as needed. SS@BC is administratively separate and distinct from all academic programs at the University. All services are private, confidential and free of charge for medical students and residents. To confidentially connect with SS@BC, students and residents can email bcstudentservices@​umanitoba.​ca or phone 2042723190. Find more information in the SS@BC brochure.

If you or a loved one needs immediate and urgent help, please call your local emergency number or 911.

We have created an at-a-glance Physician Health & Wellness Programs sheet. 

Click here for a shareable digital version with hyperlinks. 

Click here for a printable version to put out in common areas for colleagues. 

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