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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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Our New Horizon Forum brought together champions of Doctors’ Health. We need to harness the energy from Friday’s forum and take this back to our workplaces. Individually, we can practice our own self-care and wellness and by our behaviour, demonstrate to our colleagues, that we are leaders in doctors’ health and show them the new horizon.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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Thank you to everyone who attended our DHQ Forum- The New Horizon today. Here are a few take home points from our discussions:Peer connectedness is vitalRemember the five F's1. Food2. Fitness – physical and emotional3. Fun 4. Family – work-non-work balance5. Football – make sure you know the favourite team of the others in your workplaceMake sure we have a GP (and go to our GP - otherwise how does our GP know that they are our GP?) ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Birthday to DHQ! A huge thank you to our volunteer GPs, without whom our 24/7 helpline for doctors and medical students would not exist plus a big thank you to our staff behind the scenes.And an enormous thank you to everyone who has supported us over the years. Thank you for helping us to highlight the importance of Doctors' Health in Queensland!We look forward to many more years providing free, confidential and independent support for doctors and medical students across Queensland. ... See MoreSee Less
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1. Grab your tickets www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-new-horizon-leading-doctors-health-into-the-future-tickets-1372093679132. Grab your crazy socks (@Crazysocks4docs)3. Join us in 1 week, at our upcoming forum, The New Horizon – Leading doctors’ health into the future and celebrate Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day on June 4th! GIF 1 Socks ... See MoreSee Less
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A big thank you to everyone who stopped to chat at our DHQ table today at the Gold Coast University Hospital Socks4Docs event. It was wonderful seeing all the crazy socks promoting awareness of mental health issues among our healthcare workers.Do you have a GP? Need advice as to where to find one? Call (07) 38334352. The person who answers is a doctor.#CrazySocks4Docs #doctorssupportingdoctors #dochealthqld ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s our pleasure to introduce Dr Bethan Richards, one of the keynote speakers at our upcoming forum, The New Horizon.Dr Bethan Richards is a Staff Specialist Rheumatologist, epidemiologist and Head of the Department of Rheumatology at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) Hospital in Sydney, Australia. She is also Deputy Director of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, SLHD and Senior Clinical Lecturer with the School of Medicine, University of Sydney. In 2019, she was appointed as Australia's first Chief Medical Wellness Officer and Director of the new SLHD WellMD Centre.Dr Richards has a PHD in pain management in inflammatory arthritis, has a Masters in both Clinical Epidemiology and Sports Medicine, and has been an OMERACT arthroplasty and ultrasound fellow. She is the Rheumatology Series Editor, Medicine Today, Director of the RPA BPTOK/MDOK Wellbeing Program, Chair of Executive STARS (SLHD Targeted Activity and Reporting System) Committee and Rheumatology representative on the N.S.W Agency for Clinical Innovation's Unwarranted Clinical Variation Taskforce.Dr Richards is currently an investigator on >10 randomised controlled trials, including several NHMRC-funded trials, and has published 4 Cochrane Systematic reviews with another two in progress. Her research interest areas include inflammatory arthritis, big data and analytics, back pain, musculoskeletal ultrasound, pain management, doctor wellbeing, soft tissue injury, outcome measurement, low value care, and medical education.Get your tickets to the forum now: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-new-horizon-leading-doctors-health-into-the-future-tickets-137209367913Keep an eye out for updates on our website dhq.org.au and Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/165428728792230/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We’re only 3 weeks away from our forum The New Horizon – Leading doctors’ health into the future; the same day as Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day(@Crazysocks4docs)!This past year has highlighted that a focus on doctors’ health is vital for the delivery of high quality, safe health care for our community. As one of our keynote speakers, Dr Bethan Richards said:“The Doctors’ Health in Queensland Forum will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues, share experiences and learnings, and use the power of collective wisdom to help address this really important public health issue.”So get your tickets to the forum now: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-new-horizon-leading-doctors-health-into-the-future-tickets-137209367913And keep an eye out for updates on our website dhq.org.au and Facebook event page www.facebook.com/events/165428728792230/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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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