Physicians at Risk (PAR)
Established in 1986, Physicians at Risk (PAR) helps physicians, medical learners and their spouses and adult children who are struggling with social, relationship, financial, behavioural, or substance use issues.
PAR offers appointment-based individual, couple and group counseling delivered by a registered psychiatric nurse, and individual and group-based peer support delivered by a physician with lived experience. In addition to its confidential self-referral intake phone line, PAR receives referrals from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba to support physicians.
Eligibility: Physicians, medical learners, and spouses and adult children.
PAR programming includes:
Intake, assessment, and service navigation
Individual and couple counseling with a registered psychiatric nurse
Individual peer support with a physician with lived experience
Group-based peer support facilitated by a physician with lived experience
Group-based women-only co-addiction spousal support facilitated by a registered psychiatric nurse
There are three main goals of PAR:
To improve mental health and decrease addictions issues for physicians that could negatively impact their health and wellness, medical practice, and/or good standing with the College.
To facilitate successful “return to work” plans for physicians who have involvement with the College.
To improve mental health and decrease addictions issues with spouses and adult children of physicians.