Doctors Wellness Retreat


COVID-19 Update -  We have determined that we can fulfil the necessary requirements at Alert Levels 1 and 2 and the Retreats are up and running again.

15-18 October 2020 FULLY BOOKED

19-22 November 2020 FULLY BOOKED

26-29 November 2020 FULLY BOOKED


Other dates are available by arrangement - please enquire

Retreat Organiser:
Dr Helen Austin MBChB MRNZCGP FRANZCP Cert Forensic Psych

The Doctors Wellness Retreat at Falcons Rise Alpaca Farm is a three day programme designed by health professionals for health professionals. With increasing levels of stress and burnout within the medical profession this can impact significantly upon your quality of life and also upon the quality of patient care. The need for doctors to attend to their own self care is now embedded in the 2017 World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva -“I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.”

The Doctors Wellness Retreat aims to provide a peaceful and beautiful setting in which you will interact with a small group of up to five doctors from a range of specialties.  In this setting you will look at the issues which confront medical practitioners in today’s environment and learn practical tools to utilise on a day to day basis to reduce your stress and to enhance your well-being. You will take part in a diverse range of interactive sessions and activities and create an individual wellness plan. A sample Programme and further details are available from the drop down menu at the top of this page.

The Retreats are scheduled to run from Thursday evening until Sunday lunchtime. The programme is applicable to all doctors whatever your specialty or stage of training. The numbers are strictly limited to five participants so please email for further information, to book your place or to express interest in future Retreats.

The Retreat has been endorsed by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and has been approved for up to 13 CME credits for GPEP and CPD purposes; by the Royal New Zealand College of Urgent Care for a total of 10 CME points; has been accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 17 hours in the Educational Activities domain; has College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand CPD accreditation for Category 5B:Personal Development - 1 point per hour and is an approved CPD activity with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.

Retreats are available for longer durations and for other professional groups by arrangement. Please make contact for further information.



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