11th January 2022
17:30 – 18:30
Leadership and Mental Health Advocacy: My Journey
Join us on 11th January for an insightful journey through the career of Dame Clare Gerada DBE, a trailblazing London GP who became Chair (and then President) of the RCGP – only the second woman to hold both positions in 50 years.
Our session will trace Dame Gerada’s incredible journey in healthcare, from her beginnings in a South London GP Practice to her work as a Trustee of ‘Doctors in Distress’, a charity founded to provide mental health crisis support for doctors and dentists.
A lifelong advocate for mental health, Dame Gerada will user her Leadership session to tackle the ‘heal thyself’ mantra so prevalent in healthcare and discuss her best-selling book, “Beneath the White Coat, Doctors, their Minds and Mental Illness.”
Did you know that:
- On average, one doctor commits suicide every three weeks
- Doctors are two to 5 times more likely to die by suicide than the general population
Clare’s session will also explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on medics and her experiences in a wide variety of other leadership roles, including as Senior Medical Advisor to the Department of Health and Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme.
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