Books, podcasts, and resources - GP Synergy

Books, podcasts, and resources

There are many resources for GP registrars to enhance their wellbeing and connect with others.


  • We have compiled a list of recommended reading gathered from our GP registrars and supervisors, search the list here. They also told us why they recommend each book.


Other resources

  • ACRRM wellbeing – resources and wellbeing supports specific to ACRRM trainees
  • RACGP wellbeing and GP in training wellbeing – resources and wellbeing supports specific to RACGP trainees
  • This Way Up – self paced online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) programs that are evidence-based, provided by a joint non-profit collaboration between St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales
  • Staying Sane for Doctors – an online program for doctors developed by Sydney psychiatrist Professor Kaye Wilhelm
  • JMO Handbook, Shift Work, Fatigue and Wellbeing – resource for managing fatigue and wellbeing during hospital training years
  • Black Dog Institute Digital Mental Health – the Black Dog Institute offer a series of apps and evidence-based automated and interactive programs including:
    • SHUTi (focusing on insomnia)
    • Black Dog Snapshot (mobile app to aide you in keeping track of your mental wellbeing)
    • myCompass (in managing symptoms of mild/moderate stress/anxiety and depression)
  • Smiling Mind is a not-for-profit organisation that believes mindfulness plays an important role mental and physical wellbeing, their free mindfulness app can be downloaded from their website
  • Calm and Insight Timer are apps for meditation and mindfulness to help manage anxiety, lower stress and improve sleep.
  • AMSA and AMA medical student and doctor in training mental health support services – do you want to take preventative action for your mental health? Are you experiencing burnout and/or mental illness? Are you in need of urgent support? This handy guide to mental health support services helps you with where to find help.

If you have found a helpful resource and it is not listed below, please let us know at and we will share it here


Return to wellbeing circle

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