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DHQ provides an independent, confidential,
colleague-to-colleague support service to assist
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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Queensland’s bespoke support service for doctors and medical students is pleased to announce a new name to better reflect the support we’ve been providing to doctors and medical students in Queensland for over 30 years. Formerly your local doctors’ health advisory service (DHAS(Q) & QDHP) we will be now known together as “Doctors’ Health in Queensland” (DHQ).

Queensland’s bespoke support service for doctors and medical students is pleased to announce a new name to better reflect the support we’ve been providing to doctors and medical students in Queensland for over 30 years. Formerly your local doctors’ health advisory service (DHAS(Q) & QDHP) we will be now known together as “Doctors’ Health in Queensland” (DHQ).

Callers to our help-line will always speak to a senior GP or specialised counsellor who has had training and is experienced in supporting doctor and medical student colleagues with a wider range of general health and stress-related problems. Doctors’ Health in Qld’s...

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***Big news!***

***Big news!***

The Queensland Doctors' Health Programme is now Doctors' Health Queensland! Our helpline number is the same (07 3833 4352).

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Its our 4th Birthday on the 1st June!

Its our 4th Birthday on the 1st June!

QDHP is celebrating 4 years this Monday 4th of June 2020. We have some exciting changes coming soon. We would like to thank all the wonderful people who have helped QDHP grow and have been involved in doctors' health in Queensland.

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Latest on Twitter

Announcing NotYoga 2020 #NOTYOGA2020

Wed Dec 2nd
10am-4pm
Free
Online

Details of the day:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/notyoga-2020-symposium-tickets-127295390941

By the NotYoga team:
@KymJenkins36 @DrEricLevi @andrewjtagg @inquisitiveGyn @catherinecrock @DocHealthQLD @anneelizpowell @ElzahabyNardine @traceymtay @OrthopodReg

AMA members may be interested in the International Conference on Physician Health 2021, that will be held virtually from Monday 26 – Friday 30 April 2021 @ama_media @drs4drs_Aus
https://ama.com.au/gpnn/issue-20-number-42/articles/international-conference-physician-health-2021

How free are med students/junior doctors to explore different specialities when the growing training bottleneck created by the tsunami of medical graduates in the past decade makes training more and more competitive, & takes longer to become a consultant? https://medicguild.com/articles/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go-falling-out-of-love-with-my-dream-specialty/

#Webinar Action on Medical Students’ Health: A National Framework 22/10 5pm AEDT.
AMSA-MDANZ will discuss what is currently being done in the student #mentalhealth sphere, moderated by AMSA VPe @isabellenehme.
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Bqd_89uR1654p7EGDGXbw
More Info:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1twRO1_u7XmtKG_dCO5x3hUF25tvhhmtA/view?usp=sharing

The #EveryDoctorEverySetting : A National Framework was officially launched today, as part of a national commitment to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of Australian doctors and medical students.

To read more go to: https://lifeinmind.org.au/every-doctor-every-setting

The Every Doctor, Every Setting: A National Framework was officially launched today, as part of a national commitment to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of Australian doctors and medical students. Read about the framework here https://bit.ly/3550See #MedTwitter

'I asked 82 families to please stay home. And they did it' - Dr Jeannette Young, Qld Chief Health Officer this morning at the 2020 AMAQ Women in Medicine Breakfast #AMAQWIM20
#QueenslandHealth @qldhealthnews

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/i-asked-82-families-to-please-stay-home-and-they-did-it-20201015-p565bb.html

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