Drop-in and share: COVID-19 Physician Peer Support Sessions

April 1, 2020

During this challenging time, physicians are working hard to care for patients, their families and communities.

The burden of this responsibility is taking its toll, with increased stress, anxiety, and risk of burnout.

Talking to other physicians can help.

The BC Physician Health Program (PHP) offers free drop-in COVID-19 Physician Peer Support Sessions via Zoom.

Join your colleagues, Psychiatrist Dr Jennifer Russel, and PHP’s Roxanne Joyce, to talk about the issues and challenges you’re facing. Sessions will focus on peer support not psychiatric care.

When: Wednesdays 12-1 PST
How: Email for the link. Join by phone or video. 

About Dr Jennifer Russel

Jennifer%20RusselDr Russel is a Psychiatrist and Clinical Director for the Compass Program at BC Children’s Hospital. Her work with the Compass Program was recently recognized with a CMA Changemaker Award. Dr Russel is also a member of Shared Care’s Child and Youth Mental Health Physician Community of Practice, and provides psychiatric services for the Physician Health Program.


About Roxanne Joyce

Roxanne%20JoyceMs. Joyce is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Manager, Clinical Services at the Physician Health Program. She has worked with PHP for over 3 years and completed her graduate thesis on stress and burnout with health care professionals. 

Learn more about the Physician Health Program here.