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SAVE THE DATE! We are excited to announce our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery on the first weekend of June! The exhibition will be showcasing inspirations and influences promoting wellbeing for our health professionals, with the...

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Drs Jennifer Schafer and Ira van der Steenstraten will be representing the Queensland Medical Women’s Society (QMWS) and Doctors’ Health in Queensland (DHQ) at the Australasian Summit on Sexual Harassment in Medicine on 23rd October 2023 in Canberra, ACT. Sexual...

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We welcome the National Doctors’ Health Alliance!

We welcome the National Doctors’ Health Alliance!

A national body that evolved from the Australasian Doctors’ Health Network with the mission of improving the health of the medical profession for the good of the Australian community. The Doctors’ Health Alliance is building upon the ADHN's mission to strengthen the...

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DOCTORS:2050

DOCTORS:2050

Didn't make our Doctors Unmasked forum on Friday 2nd June and curious about what was presented? Our keynote speaker James Clampett from Insight & Foresight has provided a summary of his incredible presentation DOCTORS:2050. To keep informed of our upcoming events...

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Such an incredible turnout of the doctors' health community for our Doctors Unmasked forum yesterday. And so many crazy socks! Thanks to all of our inspiring speakers on insight, strategic and human perspectives, interesting workshops and innovative wellbeing...

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Doctors call for mental health help as patient demand rises

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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What a great few days at the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland - RDAQ Conference!Thank you to all our supporters and friends of Doctors' Health in Queensland for stopping by for a chat about wellbeing.Australian Medical Students' Association - AMSARural Doctors FoundationAvant Mutual ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking to do something new in 2025?? Check out our Commonwealth Financial Supports Calculator and compare levels of support by MMM, style of work and advanced skill. Money isn't everything, but it sure helps when making decisions!bit.ly/3Vt3mNW#DestinationRural #GoRural ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know we are a registered charity? All donations are tax deductible.We deeply value your donations which enable us to support Queensland doctors’ and medical students’ health and wellbeing.You can donate here before the end of the financial year and don't forget to sign up for our monthly e-news to keep up to date with doctors' health news and events: dhq.org.au/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s that time again – GPs4RuralDocs clinics will be running again in just over 3 weeks!After amazing feedback from our program launch in May, we’re very excited to be flying back out to support health practitioners in rural Queensland. Clinics with Dr John Douyere will be held in:Quilpie – Wednesday 10 JulyCharleville – Thursday 11 JulyCunnamulla – Friday 12 JulyBookings are available ruraldoctorsfoundation.org.au/what-we-do-2/supporting-rural-gps-and-health-practitioners/book-your-gp-appointment/ ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ is going to RDAQ. Are you? #rdaq2024Drop by, have a chat about doctors' health and grab some goodies. Looking forward to connecting at this important conference! ... See MoreSee Less
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Last Friday was Crazysocks4docs Day. An awareness-raising event about breaking down the stigma around mental health in doctors and held every year on the first Friday of June. DHQ and Medical Indemnity Protection Society - MIPS partnered to help raise awareness and have some fun with a Craziest Sock Competition in hospital medical education units and other departments. They created their own competitions and we provided prizes for the day. Here are some snaps of the twelve hospitals that joined our Craziest Sock Competition! ... See MoreSee Less
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And that's a wrap for our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery over the weekend!Thank you to all our talented exhibitors, our health professionals that took the time to see the exhibition and our wonderful sponsors Avant Mutual and RACGP for making this event possible.We hope we have inspired you with art and wellbeing.Please join us again next year! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is Crazysocks4docs Day and we have been loving all the wonderful and crazy socks!Crazy Socks for Docs was created by Victorian doctor Geoff Toogood in 2017, who has lived experience of depression and anxiety. After wearing odd socks to work one day, Dr Toogood found people were talking behind his back and questioning his mental health. The reality was, his new puppy had been eating his socks but he was struck by the stigma and discrimination still associated with mental health and wellbeing. The initiative – now a global movement – calls upon people everywhere to wear fun socks on the first Friday in June, to raise awareness and normalise the mental health conversation. You can read more on www.crazysocks4docs.com.auDHQ supports Queensland's doctors and medical students with a 24/7 colleague-to-colleague helpline (07 3833 4352). It's free, confidential and designed to support you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our curators have been working hard to put together our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery this week! The exhibition will be showcasing inspirations and influences promoting wellbeing for our health professionals, with the opportunity to meet like minded individuals and artists at the opening night on Crazysocks4docs Day.Mark your calendars as the exhibition will be open Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.A huge shout out to our wonderful sponsors RACGP and Avant Mutual for making this event possible again! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is our birthday! Celebrating 8 years of supporting Queensland’s medical students and doctors. A huge thank you to our volunteer GPs, for without them our 24/7 support line 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! Here is a snapshot of our support and achievements over the past 8 years: - We have taken over 3,400 support related calls- Made over 2,300 referrals to other support services and providers- Advocated with over 300 engagements- And held over 120 wellbeing and educational eventsWe 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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Only a few tickets remaining to our Passion Beyond Medicine opening night on Friday 7th June at Woolloongabba Art Gallery. The exhibition will be showcasing inspirations and influences promoting wellbeing for our health professionals, with the opportunity to meet like minded individuals and artists at the opening night on Crazysocks4docs Day.Exhibition will be open Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June.You can register for the last few opening night tix here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-871532967567 ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you Prof Steve Robson for speaking about your own experiences in the health system and advocating for change. Medicine is failing to take care of its own – and the consequences can be disastrous. For the first time, Australian Medical Association head Stephen Robson describes in shocking detail what almost became the final day of his life.DHQ supports Queensland's doctors and medical students with a 24/7 colleague-to-colleague helpline (07 3833 4352). It's free, confidential and designed to support you.bit.ly/3Kf2S8D ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ and Drs4Drs spent the weekend at RACGP Practice Owners Conference in Cairns, promoting wellness with the Wellbeing Zone. DHQ's Dr Jennifer Schafer also spoke about the importance of selfcare in leadership.Thanks to everyone who dropped by for a massage and a chat about doctors' health and wellbeing! ... See MoreSee Less
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This week is National Volunteer Week 2024. This year's theme is Something for Everyone. It recognises the diverse passions and talents everyone brings to the act of volunteering.A huge Thank You to all volunteers, especially our dedicated helpline panel of GP's who give their time, energy and expertise generously to support doctors’ wellbeing in Queensland. DHQ supports Queensland's doctors and medical students with a 24/7 colleague-to-colleague helpline (07 3833 4352). It's free, confidential and designed to support you. ... See MoreSee Less
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Yesterday was World Family Doctor Day (WFDD). A significant occasion to highlight the vital role and contribution of family doctors and primary care teams in healthcare systems worldwide. This year, we celebrate World Family Doctor Day under the theme 'Healthy Planet, Healthy People', highlighting the link between the health of our planet and the health of our patients.DHQ supports Queensland's doctors and medical students with a 24/7 colleague-to-colleague helpline (07 3833 4352). It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Support is only a call away! ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ will be part of the DRS4DRS Wellbeing Zone at the RACGP Practice Owners Conference 2024 in Cairns from 24-26 May. Visit us at the Wellbeing Zone to refresh and recharge.Find out more: lnkd.in/deyUk2UE ... See MoreSee Less
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QMWS Sunset Tea Mentor MixerDive into a Day of Empowerment at the upcoming Mentor Mixer.Join QWMS at the stunning venue, The Collective at Palms Beach on Saturday the 13th of July 2024 (2.30-5.30pm), for an enriching experience tailored specifically to medical students and doctors in training.qld.afmw.org.au/event/beachside-mentoring-2024/ ... See MoreSee Less
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🥁AIDA is delighted to provide funding for students and JMOs to attend PRIDoC 2024! 🎊✨You must be a current AIDA member and able to take leave from your university or employer in order to apply. FUNDING INCLUSIONS: 🛌🏼 Accommodation from 1-6 December (5x nights)✈ Return flights to Adelaide from your nearest major airport🚍 Ground transfers in Adelaide (airport to hotel, return)🎫 Congress registration costs Apply now: aida.eventsair.com/pridoc-2024/applications @followers ... See MoreSee Less
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Just one week to go before exhibitor applications close!The exhibition will be showcasing inspirations and influences promoting wellbeing for our health professionals, with the opportunity to meet like minded individuals and artists at the opening night on Crazysocks4docs Day Friday the 7th June.Just over two weeks until exhibitor applications close for our upcoming Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition! From the 7th-9th June, DHQ will be celebrating art and medicine with our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery. The exhibition will be showcasing inspirations and influences promoting wellbeing for our health professionals, with the opportunity to meet like minded individuals and artists at the opening night on Crazysocks4docs Day Friday the 7th June.A huge shout out to our wonderful sponsors RACGP and Avant Mutual for making this event possible again!Please email admin@dhq.org.au for more details.Register for the opening night here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-871532967567?aff=oddtdtcrea... ... See MoreSee Less
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🍊🩺 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗦𝗛𝗜𝗣 𝗚𝗨𝗜𝗗𝗘 𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗡𝗢𝗪! 🩺🍊 It's the most highly anticipated AMSA publication of the year! The 2024 Internship Guide covers details of the application process, prevocational training and hospitals/health services of every state across Australia. 🤩 Read now! www.yumpu.com/s/NTLgShel6d0DEcjO ... See MoreSee Less
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GP Fellows and GP Registrars - could you use funding for a research or training idea?AMA Queensland Foundation seeks to honour the legacy of General Practice Training Queensland (GPTQ) by offering four $20,000 bursaries to GP Fellows and GP Registrars for training initiatives and research topics.This is your #LASTCHANCE to apply, applications closed on Monday 29 April 2024 at 5pm (AEST).To apply and for more information: www.amaqfoundation.com.au/ ... See MoreSee Less
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At the Mother’s Day Classic, we walk or run to raise funds for breast and ovarian cancer research. Fundraising for cancer research plays a pivotal role in advancing scientific discoveries, developing innovative treatments, and ultimately improving the lives of individuals affected by cancer.The Queensland Medical Women’s Society is excited to have a team in this year’s Mother’s Day Classic. To join us register via the online portal (connect to Queensland Medical Womens Society 16240) and get excited to have some serious fun!qld.afmw.org.au/event/2024-mothers-day-classic-brisbane/ ... See MoreSee Less
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