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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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2020 Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 5th June

2020 Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 5th June

Join colleagues, friends and health professionals Australia wide to kick off the 2020 CrazySocks4Docs Day with a not-to-be-missed virtual event hosted by Dr Sally Cockburn – family doctor, health advocate, media presenter and writer.Don your craziest socks...

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A polite reminder:

A polite reminder:

We have recently been receiving a number of calls from concerned members of the public looking for guidance on the coronavirus. For information on the coronavirus please call the Department of Health's dedicated Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080....

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What to expect when you call the QDHP Helpline:

What to expect when you call the QDHP Helpline:

When you call the Helpline, an agent at our paging service will answer your call. They will ask you for *a* name and contact number on which our on-call GP or counsellor can reach you. The confidential helpline is staffed by trained senior General Practitioners and...

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October 10th was World Mental Health Day.

October 10th was World Mental Health Day.

The following podcasts feature doctors talking about their own experiences with mental ill health. They speak out to inspire us all to #SeeBeyondTheStigma. In this Lifeline "Holding on to Hope" podcast, Dr Kieran Allen, himself a psychiatry registrar, speaks openly...

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Clinician wellbeing in the midst of a pandemic – podcastLiz Crowe spent 25 years as a social worker, predominantly in paediatric intensive care and critical care. During that time she developed a passion for clinician wellbeing and started researching how she could support her colleagues. Her passion recently became her profession and Liz now draws on her clinical experience and research in her new role as a Staff Wellbeing Consultant, Counsellor and Coach at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.In her interview with the Queensland Clinical Senate, Liz shares some of her experiences, along with tips to help fill our tanks, feel less stressed and more engaged, particularly in the midst of a global pandemic. Listen now at Whooshkaa or Apple.Support for doctors is available here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to answer the call. Its free, its confidential, and its designed to support you. ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ is looking forward to seeing you at the RACGP 62nd Clinical Update Weekend. Dr Margaret Kay will be sharing her extensive knowledge on What GPs need to know about GP wellbeing on Sunday. Doctors' Health in Queensland Forum- The New Horizon will focus on establishing strong leadership across the profession with the aim of improving the health of doctors and medical students in Queensland. Tickets are still available through the QR code or www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-new-horizon-leading-doctors-health-into-the-future-tickets-137209367913 ... See MoreSee Less
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All doctors and medical students need their own GP. Someone to work with them to ensure their health needs are met. Do you have your own GP? For advice on where to find one, call (07) 38334352. The doctor who answers can help. #doctorssupportingdoctors #doctorshealth ... See MoreSee Less
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A beautifully written post by The Joyful Doctor. Dr Caroline Walker will be a keynote speaker at our unmissable health and wellness forum for our Queensland Doctors - The New Horizon.Building on our previous learnings and recent experiences, this New Horizon Forum focuses on establishing strong leadership across the profession with the aim of improving the health of doctors and medical students in QueenslandTickets available through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-new-horizon-leading-doctors-health-into-the-future-tickets-137209367913Support for doctors is available here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to answer the call. Its free, its confidential, and its designed to support you.As healthcare professionals, it can be easy to listen to others, to hear their needs and to help them, after all that is what we are trained to do. But when it comes to being on the other side - when we are the ones who need help and support - that can be a whole different ball game!It is hard to be the vulnerable one. It is hard to show others we are struggling and we need support. It can be hard to ask for help. And what we forget, when we’re busy focusing on how to ‘solve the problem’ ourselves, or how to ‘just get on with it’ and cope, is that we are denying someone we care about a chance to help us.We love it when someone we care about asks us for help. We don’t love it when they stay quiet and suffer on in silence, when we could do something simple and meaningful to make their life easier. The same is true for the people in your life.Give people a chance to help and support you - they want to.How could you let someone help you out a bit today?#joyfuldoctor #connection #askforhelp #depression #doctorshealth #doctorsmentalhealth #generalpractice #gplife #gpmum #itsoktonotbeok #medicalmum #ruok #selfcare #love #community #life #mindfulness #healing #gratitude #energy #selflove #peace #inspiration #happiness #happy #joy #consciousness #grateful #health #freedom ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to the week! Let's commit this week to stop normalizing working too much. Fatigue is a huge risk personally and professionally for medical students and doctors. How do you find work-life harmony? For advice about this, call (07) 38334352. #worklifebalance #restrecover #mentalhealthawareness #doctorssupportingdoctors ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Health Day. Do you know who's health is just as important as everyone else? Doctors and Medical Students. Do you have a GP? Need advice as to where to find one? Call (07) 38334352. The person who answers is a doctor.#worldhealthday2021 #primarycare #doctorsupportingdoctors #whocaresforthecarers ... See MoreSee Less
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Lockdown. Variant strains. Doctors contracting the virus whilst at work. This is relentless. And doctors are at the forefront. If you feel you need to talk with a trusted colleague who understands, please call (07) 3833 4352. The person who answers is always a doctor.#caringforthecarers #doctorsneeddoctors #peertopeersupport #confidentialconversations #COVID19 ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Harmony Week! A week to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.@DocHealthQLD sends our respect to all culturally diverse doctors and medical students. #EveryoneBelongs #HarmonyDay_AU #respect #Internationalmedicalstudents #Internationaldoctors #belonging ... See MoreSee Less
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It is with great pleasure that QDHP announces the appointment of Dr Beres Wenck to the position of Interim Medical Director. Dr Wenck’s experience as a senior General Practitioner, together with her experience as a Helpline panel member and in a multitude of senior roles in the medical profession means she will bring a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to QDHP. Welcome Dr Wenck! #womeninmedicine #QDHPUpdate #doctorssupportingdoctors ... See MoreSee Less
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On this #IWD2021, DHQ celebrates and applauds the strength, leadership and achievements of #womeninmedicine. We 'Choose to challenge' so that together we can create a profession that supports and celebrates the contribution of female doctors across the globe.#womeninleadership #equalitymatters #medicine #InternationalWomensDay ... See MoreSee Less
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Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, its great to see DHQ celebrating Women in Medicine & Art and Medicine.#DHQUpdate #womeninmedicine ... See MoreSee Less
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Support is available here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to answer the call. Its free, its confidential, and its designed to support you. Please call.Thanks to our colleagues at AMA Media for the shout out on Twitter. #COVID19 is a heavy burden. Doctors are working long hours in difficult conditions and risking their own health. Confidential support is available in every state and territory here: drs4drs.com.au or call Lifeline 13 11 14 #MH4Docs #medtwitterAMA Queensland #doctorssupportingdoctors ... See MoreSee Less
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Working in a caring profession sometimes tests personal and professional boundaries, it can stretch friendships, and it can throw up any manner of tricky situations. Caring for those who care is the primary reason this helpline exists. Encouraging doctors to place as much emphasis on their own physical and mental well-being as they do their patients. Doctors’ Health Qld is a peer-to-peer helpline. If you want to talk to someone who knows how stressful, overwhelming, or even exhilarating becoming or being a doctor can be, call (07) 3833 4352. #caringforthecarers #doctorsneeddoctors #peertopeersupport #confidentialconversations ... See MoreSee Less
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We are sorry we've been silent for so long. We've had a few technical issues here at DHQ with this page. So, we reached out to someone who understood the problems we were having. And now, we are back! If you're having technical issues with your role as a doctor or medical student, follow our lead and reach out to someone who understands. Help is only a call away (07) 3833 4352. #doctorssupportingdoctors #dhqisback #whacaresforthecarers #wedo ... See MoreSee Less
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