Doctober - exercising for doctors’ mental health

$8,520 raised

TARGET $20,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

About

Doctors experience mental illness at a rate at least twice as high as the general population. The suicide rate is 4 x the rate of other professions.

Some reasons for this include: stigma and discrimination in the workplace (huge problem), fear of mandatory reporting to our licensing bodies and the believe amongst our profession that any doctor working less than 60 hours a week is working “princess hours”.

Add to this the fact that we are in stressful jobs, often on call, can’t turn out mobiles off and sometimes, particularly in private practice, can’t afford to take holidays. We usually do not have the time for “self-care”.

I want to lift the lid on this and help break down the barriers to doctors seeking professional help.

I'm raising funds for

My Cause Gift Fund for Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation

Funds donated to the My Cause Gift Fund will be disbursed to Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation. The trustees will always disburse funds to the nominated cause, however in the case that that is not possible, the funds will be disbursed to a DGR charity at the trustees discretion.

About Fundraiser

Jodie Semmler

Unley SA



Wed, 11 Nov 2020

Mignon McDonald

$1000

Fertility SA is very happy to support Jodie in her endeavour to raise the profile of doctors mental health and wellbeing.

Mon, 2 Nov 2020

Anonymous

$500
Mon, 2 Nov 2020

Anonymous

$250
Sat, 31 Oct 2020

Amanda Bethell

$250
Sat, 31 Oct 2020

Melissa Kent

$100

Such a great cause. Well done

Sat, 31 Oct 2020

SALLY REID

$500
Fri, 30 Oct 2020

Nijole Lloyd

$100

Thank you Jodie for creating awareness for this important cause

Tue, 27 Oct 2020

Daniel Booth

$50
Mon, 26 Oct 2020

Amanda Tovell

$50
Sun, 25 Oct 2020

Anonymous

$500

SINCE  Aug 2020

54 

Donations

$8,520 raised

TARGET $20,000

Please support this cause

$
AUD

I'm raising funds for

My Cause Gift Fund for Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation

Funds donated to the My Cause Gift Fund will be disbursed to Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation. The trustees will always disburse funds to the nominated cause, however in the case that that is not possible, the funds will be disbursed to a DGR charity at the trustees discretion.

About Fundraiser

Jodie Semmler

Unley SA

SINCE  Aug 2020

54 

Donations