Beating Burnout


CPD Accredited
  • EA 1
  • RP 2.5

Practical strategies and personal coaching for healthcare professionals to manage burnout and enhance personal wellbeing CPD accredited with RACGP, ACRRM


Develop a personalised wellbeing plan
Learn self-care techniques
1 hour online course
Two one-on-one coaching sessions
Online Wellbeing Repository

About this Program

With healthcare professionals facing mounting workloads and increasing pressure, looking after your wellbeing has never been more important.

Do any of these sound like you?

  • You’re feeling burnt out and don’t know what to do about it
  • You’ve tried to focus on your own wellbeing but nothing has changed
  • You know what you need to do but just can’t seem to bring yourself to do it
  • You’re struggling to master sustainable change.

In Beating Burnout, you will learn practical strategies to manage and prevent burnout and enhance your wellbeing through the development of your own personalised wellbeing plan.

Initially developed for GPs but applicable to all healthcare professionals, this course will help you proactively manage your wellbeing so you can enjoy a sustainable and meaningful career.

The program consists of a 1 hour online module, a Wellbeing Repository collating a hundred resources relating to various aspects of wellbeing for ongoing support, and two 30-minute one-on-one sessions with a Beating Burnout Coach.

CPD Accreditation

This course is CPD accredited with the following organisations for the 2023-2025 triennium:

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP):

  • Educational Activities: 1 hour
  • Reviewing Performance: 2.5 hours

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM):

  • Educational Activities: 1 hour
  • Reviewing Performance: 2.5 hours

Program Content

Learning Outcomes

This course will help you achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify your personal values
  • Recognise early warning signs of burnout
  • Implement strategies to promote your wellbeing
  • Implement strategies to manage burnout
  • Develop a personal Wellbeing and Burnout Contingency Plan (supported by your Coach)
Online Module Content
  • Understanding Burnout and Wellbeing
  • Personal Wellbeing
  • Professional Wellbeing
  • Values Audit
  • Personal/Professional Interactions
  • Dealing with Burnout
  • Wellbeing Repository
Beating Burnout Coaching

In partnership with your Coach, you’ll explore your wellbeing goals, devise sustainable strategies, discuss how and what to implement, and set and review goals. Coaching combines insights from psychological theories concerned with motivation and behaviour change and draws from a range of theories from applied psychology and health disciplines. These include skills such as motivational interviewing, self-determination theory, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), mindfulness and neuroscience.

  • Explore and develop goals, along with strategies for attaining them.
  • Discuss strategies for building and sustaining motivation over time, and learn to manage negative feelings such as fear of failure, procrastination and/or increased anxiety.
  • Self-talk is the way you talk to yourself or your inner voice. You might not be aware that you’re doing it, but you almost certainly are. This inner voice combines conscious thoughts with inbuilt beliefs and biases to create an internal monologue throughout your day. You will discuss the tone of your inner voice (kind, friendly, positive or negative, critical, judgement) and ways to manage it differently.
  • Your mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you make sense of the world and yourself. It influences how you think, feel, and behave in any given situation. It means that what you believe about yourself impacts your goal(s) success or failure.


Dr Sonya Vandergoot
Organisational Psychologist
A/Prof Jill Benson AM
Medical Educator
Dr Shaun Prentice
PhD and Clinical Masters in Psychology