Prioritising children’s mental health: looking at a broken system from a front line perspective

I have just completed my training post in community paediatrics, where I have seen countless children with behavioural and mental health difficulties. I feel utterly compelled to share the degree to which the service is stretched, and how up and down the country we are failing these children.

How strong is your Hippocratic Oath? The story of Munjed Al Muderis

I had the honour and privilege of meeting Munjed Al Muderis whilst I was in Melbourne. His life story highlights both the difficulties that refugees face, as well as the often extraordinary contributions that refugees make in the countries that grant them asylum.

His life story highlights both the difficulties that refugees face, as well as the often extraordinary contributions that refugees make in the countries that grant them asylum. 

Motivations for being a doctor – then and now

Why Do You Want to Be a Doctor?

It’s a question all medical students are asked when they apply for medical school, many whilst still a teenager. I recently spoke at James Cook University in Townsville, and one the students there asked me the same question again 12 years later. I found that my answer had significantly changed.

As a doctor, I think it is an honour and a privilege to be given the opportunity to guide and support families through difficult emotions and uncertain times.

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