Resident Medical Officer (RMO) Wellbeing

RMO Wellbeing

Working in healthcare can be extremely rewarding however, staff, including Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) can be exposed to challenging and demanding situations. This page aims to provide guidance to support you to take care of your health and wellbeing.

Below are the links to a number of valuable resources that are available to support your own wellbeing as well as that of your friends, family or colleagues who may require support. Individual districts may also have further resources available to you


Raise employee assistance programme

Raise employee assistance programme provides a confidential counselling service for personal or work issues that may affect any area of your life or wellbeing. All Te Whatu Ora employees have access to a minimum of 3 sessions with Raise employee assistance programme per annum.

If you require additional raise sessions OR if you require further support in addition to the services offered by Raise, you should contact the Manager for your department or the RMO Unit Manager who will work with you confidentially to look at options for support.

Resources available to support RMO wellbeing

Please click the links below, which will take you to the relevant website

NZ Health App Library

Apps to support sleep:

Goal Setting, Problem Solving and Motivation Resources:

Counselling Sessions:

Apps for those suffering with anxiety:

Apps for to support those suffering with depression:

Self-compassion Resources:

Services for Māori Trainees:

Wellbeing and Mindfulness Resources:

Telephone helplines:

Financial Stress:

RMOs are also encouraged to speak with their regular GP and reminded that there are emergency psychiatry services available if required.

This list has been collated by the Psychiatry Working Group, in 2023. STONZ has no affiliation with any of the above and is not responsible for updating or the content of the websites or apps listed.

For college members there are a variety of resources available on college websites. Below are the links to each of the college websites

Office Hours

Our normal office hours are 9am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

If we don't answer straight away please leave a message and we will return your call ASAP.

Contact us

Please get in touch with any questions you may have. We would love to hear from you.

P: 03 745 9258
PO Box 22656, Christchurch 8140

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