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Doctors call for mental health help as patient demand rises

The number of people seeking GP appointments is on the rise, and doctors say they are burning out as they struggle to keep up with demand. Spike in calls to doctor helpline Support programs like the Queensland Doctors Health Program have noted a marked increase in...

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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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Doctors in distress: Why demanding lifestyle puts young medicos at risk.Are you a doctor needing a little extra support? Speak with a colleague here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to return your call. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away!www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/doctors-in-distress-why-demanding-lifestyle-puts-young-medico... ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is International Nurses Day. The theme for 2022 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence. A big thank you to our nurses for their dedication and long hours in our hospitals and health services. ... See MoreSee Less
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The concept of resilience in healthcare has become a term disliked by many healthcare professionals due to misuse of the term in relation to the performance of an individual which can lead to victim shaming. We are also often presented with the idea that resilience will protect us from burnout. The implication is that untenable situations and heavy stressful workloads are acceptable and those who cannot manage them are failures and not suited to the work environment.DHQ supports QLD doctors and med students.Call 3833 4352. Help is only a call away!www.amavic.com.au/news---resources/stethoscope/resilience-of-individuals-is-not-the-answer-in-hea... ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow is the last day to submit your exhibitor application for Passion Beyond Medicine.Thank you to all the applicants so far. We have received many beautiful, inspiring pieces and are excited to showcase what inspires well-being for our medical professionals.Complimentary tickets are still available for our opening night with canapes and bubbly. bit.ly/3ybsjDq ... See MoreSee Less
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Only one week to go until applications close for our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition. If you have inspirations promoting your wellbeing outside of medicine that you wish to share with colleagues, please get your application in quickly!And don't forget to join us for canapes and bubbly at our opening night on Friday 3rd June with your crazy socks for CrazySocks4Docs day.Complimentary opening night ticket registrations here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-303282304537 ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention. DHQ supports QLD doctors and medical students. Need some tips on building positive safety and health culture? Speak with a colleague here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to return your call. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away! ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you interested in seeing what inspires wellbeing for our medical professionals whilst connecting with colleagues over canapes and bubbly?Our Passion Beyond Medicine event opening night tickets are now available. Tickets are complimentary but numbers are limited so get in quick!www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-303282304537 ... See MoreSee Less
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AMAQ Foundation is matching dollar for dollar to help to raise vital funds for flood affected patients, doctors and their practices.Donate through link belowThe AMA Queensland Foundation need your help to raise vital funds for flood affected patients, doctors and practices. We are matching your donations dollar for dollar in our flood fundraiser. 👏The Foundation has supported 16 people with $1,000 grants and is now raising additional funds to continue and extend the program to more Queenslanders. DONATE NOW: bit.ly/3juKPhy ... See MoreSee Less
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What inspires your wellbeing outside of work?Our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition will showcase influences that have positive impacts on the wellness of Qld's medical professionals.Have a passion you wish to share? Make sure you submit an application before the 6th May here: dhq.org.au/passion-beyond-medicine-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
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What do you get when you combine a Melbourne International Comedy star, a GP and someone who is a dab hand at taking exams? You get a webinar to remember with some valuable lessons along the way. Dr Ahmed Kazmi, our host is all of these things and is bringing his insights with lashings of humour, to this special MIPS event. @drahmedkazmi, hailing from the UK and for now calling Australia home, has been a staunch advocate for junior doctor wellbeing and would like to impart his secrets to tackling exams. Register here:share.hsforms.com/1wUluyS4eQsG861cLNXBKNw2hyzf ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy National Doctors Day! There are many different ways that Doctors’ Day can be celebrated. The first thing you should do is to make sure that your doctor knows that he or she is appreciated. Take this day as a chance to thank your physician for providing unswerving care, working long hours, and responding to late-night calls. We are sure that a lot of people reading this will feel thankful to one or several people in the medical profession for the way that they have looked after you or a loved one. Let’s use this day as an opportunity to show them how much we appreciate their efforts. Support for doctors is available here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to return your call. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you AMA Queensland for a fantastic afternoon at the Medical Careers Expo on Saturday.A big congratulations to Eliza who won our expo prize: a Story Bridge Climb. Happy climbing!DHQ supports QLD doctors and med students.Call 3833 4352. Help is only a call away! ... See MoreSee Less
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What are your passions promoting wellbeing in activities beyond the work environment? We want to know what inspires you!We are calling out for exhibitors for our Passion Beyond Medicine event. You can download our application form here: dhq.org.au/passion-beyond-medicine-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the UN International Day of Happiness. With our world facing unprecedented challenges, wellbeing matters more than ever. As we continue to respond to the Covid pandemic, let’s take action to Build Back Happier and make people’s overall wellbeing our top priority. What are some things that make you happy? For us it’s crazy socks! DHQ supports QLD doctors and med students. Call 3833 4352. Help is only a call away! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Sleep Day. The 2022 theme is Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World. This day is a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. We all know how important sleep is to health and wellbeing, plus people who are sleep deficient take longer to finish tasks, have a slower reaction time and make more mistakes. You’re not you when you’re tired! ZZZZZZZ Need some healthy sleep tips? Speak with a colleague here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. One of your peers is available to return your call. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away! ... See MoreSee Less
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We will be at the Medical Careers Expo on the 26th March. AMAQ has organised a fantastic afternoon to network with your peers, win prizes, and discover your dream job. And it's FREE! Haven't RSVP'd yet? Register here: qld.ama.com.au/events/MedicalCareersExpo ... See MoreSee Less
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We are holding another exhibition: Passion Beyond Medicine!This exhibition seeks to recognize and celebrate the passions of Queensland’s doctors and medical students while promoting the benefits to wellbeing of engagement in activities beyond the work environment.Calling out to all interested exhibitors. Please see flyer for further information or visit dhq.org.au/passion-beyond-medicine-2022/Avant Mutual RACGP Aspire Gallery ... See MoreSee Less
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