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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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It is always nice to finish the week on a good note.More than 100 emergency physicians and healthcare workers from Australia, New Zealand and UK have performed a moving online version of Crowded House’s Better Be Home Soon, and Crowded House is impressed.The physicians and health workers are part of a group called ED Musos that formed early on during the pandemic and now has more than 400 members. ... See MoreSee Less
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It is now the second week of Movember.Movember looks at mental health through a male lens, focusing on prevention, early intervention and health promotion. Working towards a world where men take action to be mentally well and are supported by those around them.Jump on the Movember website for more information or donate and drop a photo of your 'fantastic' or 'getting there' Mo below...DHQ supports QLD doctors and medical students.Call (07) 3833 4352. Help is only a call away!au.movember.com/donate/details?memberId=99&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8p2MBhCiARIsADDUFVE6b3Pdb5yAeGv9ULCW1BJB... ... See MoreSee Less
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We need your help! We often speak to doctors and medical students who did not realise that doctors health advisory services exist... and most importantly that we offer free and confidential support to doctors and medical students 24/7! Please help us to spread the word - share our post with your friends and ask them to share too. For more information go to: dhq.org.au/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you JCUMSA Med Revue cast and crew of 2021 for your very generous donation. We will use this to continue our work to promote health and wellbeing for all doctors and medical students in Queensland.DHQ supports QLD doctors and medical students.Call (07) 3833 4352. Help is only a call away!Thanks to the hard work of the JCUMSA Med Revue cast and crew of 2021, we were able to donate $3,850 to Doctors Health Queensland towards the Drs4Drs program supporting Doctor and Medical student mental well-being. We were fortunate to have the Medical Director, Dr Jennifer Schafer with us recently to meet with the convenors who made this all possible! Thank you to all the students who supported MedRevue this year, whether you were a cast member or an attendee. Your support has gone towards a great cause. #Drs4Drs #JCUMSA ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is World Mental Health Day. An international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.In light of this day and Mental Health Week, DHQ held the first Annual Wellness Day yesterday at Walkabout Creek The Gap. It was a wonderful day of reconnecting with colleagues, education on doctors' health issues, medico-legal concerns and helpline panel discussions involving DHQ's valued helpline panel volunteers.Thank you to all who joined us at our Inaugural Annual Wellness Day and we hope to reconnect again soon. ... See MoreSee Less
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