How can Doctors' Health in Queensland help?

DHQ provides an independent, confidential,
colleague-to-colleague support service to assist
doctors and medical students.

Coronavirus COVID-19 information for Doctors and Medical Students

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Call 07 3833 4352

24/7 Helpline for doctors and medical students.

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What is the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme?

QDHP is an organisation established by the Doctors’ Health in Queensland to assist colleagues who may be in difficulty. Our aim is to support doctors and medical students in Queensland to achieve optimal health and well-being throughout their careers.

Improving doctors’ health has benefits for the doctors themselves, their patients and the health care teams they work with. We understand the stressors of professional practice and the complexities of navigating training. Our service provides a helpline for advice and support plus education to improve understanding of doctors health and how to care for doctors as patients. We strongly advocate for physicians’ health and regularly collaborate with other organisations to support their work in the field of doctors’ health.

Help is only a call away

Call 07 3833 4352

For doctors and medical students only – Independent and Confidential advice

THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE

FOR ANY EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 000

Doctors' Helpline

DRS4DRS has been developed by the medical profession for the medical profession. Through our network of doctors’ health advisory and referral services, we offer an independent, safe, supportive and confidential service. DRS4DRS promotes the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students across Australia. We’re here to help you find the support you need – online resources, education modules, referral services and importantly for wellbeing, we’ll help you find a GP. DrHS distributes the funding for doctors’ health services and if you would prefer to speak with a EAP service for counselling you can access the Converge International/DrHS line via the link below.

                                                             www.drs4drs.com.au

Latest News

DHQ Celebrates 31 Years

DHQ Celebrates 31 Years

Doctors’ Health in Queensland’s service arm board chair Ross Phillipson led the charge in acknowledging the honourable work the organisation has done for the medical community since it first began operations more than 31 years ago. Along with formally announcing the...

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DHQ in the News!

Listen to our DHQ radio segment that aired on Friday PM on ABC NQ Radio Drive - our piece is at 2:06:35 https://www.abc.net.au/radio/northqld/programs/north-qld-drive/drive/12561362 The online story is...

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Research on Doctors’ Mental Health

Written by Dr Ross Phillipson Research has shown that the majority of doctors generally enjoy good physical health. However, there has been concern expressed over many years that the mental health of doctors is not as high as it should be. Sadly, the suicide rate...

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Latest on Twitter

Serendipity 'Finding something good without looking for it" by Michael Bain.

A portrait of Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM in the Brisbane Portrait Prize finalists 2021.

https://www.brisbaneportraitprize.org/2021-finalists/serendipity-finding-something-good-without-looking-for-it-by-michael-bain/

Mental Health Australia are seeking to understand how the pandemic has affected healthcare professionals, including GPs, and their strategies for self-care.
@AUMentalHealth

Their survey just takes 5 mins:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WMHD21?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=racgp&utm_campaign=50ab8e97-4900-4117-b983-d1de45c03646

DHASWA and RACGP WA have partnered to present their new webinar:

Treating doctor-patients

Gain insights into supporting doctor health and wellbeing as we explore the tips and traps of treating doctor-patients.

30 Sep 21 8:30- 9:30pm AEST

All drs in Australia are welcome.

Are you interested in doctors health or supporting doctors through our service?

Join us for our DHQ Annual Wellness Day on Saturday 9th October at The Gap.

See the program for full details on our wonderful speakers and topics.

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#DestinationRural Podcast Series

Every rural doctor's experience is unique. In the #DestinationRural series Rural Doctors Association of Australia meets rural doctors from all over Australia and at various stages of their career.

https://destinationrural.buzzsprout.com/

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to champion suicide prevention efforts, provide a message of hope and bolster public awareness of how we can all work together towards a world without suicide.

https://www.suicidepreventionaust.org/

It’s #RUOKDay - a reminder to check in and ask if they’re really OK, not just today but every day.

Use these 4 steps and have a conversation that could change a life.

1. Ask R U OK?
2. Listen with an open mind
3. Encourage action
4. Check in

https://www.ruok.org.au/how-to-ask

Bullying and harassment: talking a good game

The challenges of being a junior doctor written by Dr Skye Kinder. Dr Kinder is the 2019 VIC Young Australian of the Year.

If you feel you need to talk with a trusted colleague in QLD, call 07 3833 4352.

https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2021/32/bullying-and-harassment-talking-a-good-game/

This week is RANZCOG Wellbeing Week

Running Monday 30 August – Sunday 5 September 2021, RANZCOG be showcasing a different initiative, story, resource or support each day.

https://ranzcog.edu.au/events/ranzcog-wellbeing-week

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