The Wellbeing Deck & Doctors’ Health & Wellbeing with Dr Jo Sinclair

the wellbeing deck Oct 31, 2022

Dr Jo Sinclair is an Anaesthetist with a career-long interest in doctors’ health and wellbeing. Since early 2020 she has been the Senior Medical Officer Wellbeing Lead at Counties Manukau Health, working with the Organisational Development Team, and is now one of two Interim Clinical Leads for Employee Wellbeing with Te Whatu Ora. She works to improve the wellbeing of healthcare workers at an organisational level, and leads several hospital-wide initiatives such as Schwartz Rounds, Stress First Aid and The Well-Being Index.

Jo has undertaken additional training in coaching and mentoring, critical incident stress management, and communication. She recently formed a small business with three medical colleagues, running wellbeing retreats for doctors, called Thriving in Medicine. Life outside of work is no less busy, with two active teens, two retired greyhounds and a long-suffering husband who is also a doctor.

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The Wellbeing Deck (prototype)

the wellbeing deck Mar 04, 2020

A card game about being ourselves - human, productive, and connected - however we are.

It’s hard to talk about emotions sometimes. Especially at work. What if we made the conversation easier and more empathetic?

The Wellbeing Deck is a tool for building simple, usable strategies that help you:

  • Understand your unique wellbeing patterns

  • Feel equipped to shift out of hard feelings as well as maintaining good wellbeing

  • Create pathways to receive and ask for support.

The Wellbeing Deck is designed with Tamara Buckland in partnership with riders&elephants, and now in the prototype testing stage and will be released in 2021.

We’ve partnered with Tamara Buckland to design The Wellbeing Deck

Tamara is the co-designer of The Wellbeing Deck. She’s strongly committed to helping wellbeing and mental health shift from ‘them’ to ‘us’ discussions in the workplace.  

Tamara has worked with NZ startups and technology companies...

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