The current global situation continues to be extremely challenging, and we, at ISUOG, are striving to serve our members and community as best we can during this time.

Mental health awareness week in the UK is 10-16 May 2021 where the aim is to focus on achieving good mental health. We decided to take this opportunity to remind the international ISUOG community that the mental health of health care providers is a priority. We wanted to re-share the resources that can be used to help to educate and inspire our members to take action to better care for themselves and their peers.

Resources

Our resources include ways to maintain staff wellbeing during the pandemic, like mental health and resilience training with Dr Manisha Mathur.

Dr. Jill Lee Cheng Sim’s presentation in March last year included information on staff wellbeing during the COVID19 outbreak.

ISUOG President Professor Tom Bourne gave a plenary lecture at the Virtual World Congress 2020 on Burnout and wellbeing. This in-depth talk explains why burnout is a critical health care issue, highlights the potential risk factors and identifies some key groups that are at the most risk of burnout.

Finally, the 'Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak' document from the World Health Organization includes useful takeaway messages for the general population, healthcare workers and leaders or managers in health facilities.

Continued support

Let us know your suggestions of how you would like ISUOG to continue to support health care professionals in obstetrics and gynecology around the world by contacting us at info@isuog.org  

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

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