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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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Rural Doctors Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and registered doctors practising in areas classified as rural and remote. This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is passionate about improving the health and well-being of our dedicated rural doctors and health practitioners. For more information, contact Fran Avon on (07) 3039-0011 or email info@ruraldoctorsfoundation.org.auPreference will be given to those practising outside of Queensland. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are exhibiting and speaking at the AMA Queensland Medical Careers Expo Saturday 9th of March - the one stop shop for all your career opportunities & advice to find your dream job! Entry is free to AMA QLD members and $99 for non-members with a free coffee cart, morning tea and lunch for morning participants, and afternoon tea and networking drinks and canapes for the afternoon session. Simply register for the AM or PM session here: www.ama.com.au/qld/events/MCE2024tSee you there!#dreamjob #careerpathway #jobsinmedicine #MCE2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a doctor in training conscious of your work-life balance?Find out more and join the Black Dog Institute Shift App evaluation study here: shift.blackdoghealth.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you listened to the newest episode of Life Hacks? Hear from the other side of the consultation desk - the consumers. Dr Emily Moody interviews Carolyn Becker and Deb Robins, experienced advocates and consumers of health services in rural and remote Australia. They share their own stories, and challenge Rural Generalists to have a holistic view of their patients, by taking the time to get to know everyone's unique circumstances. Listen now 🔊 bit.ly/3wtoF99 ... See MoreSee Less
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𝗥𝗗𝗔𝗤𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 - The early bird gets the best conference registration prices! Register now: ow.ly/EtJW50QFqZFSee you at RDAQ2024 - Rural Medicine "The Art & The Science" at Meanjin (Brisbane) 20 - 22 June. ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ gave away chocolate love hearts to our hardworking health professionals at Queensland Children's Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital to celebrate Valentines Day today.We care every day of the year and provide free and confidential support to all QLD-based doctors and medical students. Call us on 07 3833 4352. ... See MoreSee Less
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Self care isn't a one-size-fits-all approach. The healthcare environment is inherently stressful - so learning to replenish our energy and spirit is vital. We all vary in our own unique techinics, habits and routines that work to replenish our wellbeing. Sometimes selfcare looks like enforcing healthy boundaries (non-treatment boundaries are important too in our general lives, encompassing our social lives, families, partners, etc.). At the heart of it, self care is about addressing the needs of our body, mind and spirit. Self care is using our unique skills to rejuvenate in the face of the constant stress that comes with working in healthcare .When times get tough, remember that our DHASWA 24/7 advice line is always just a call away. #DHASWA #mentalhealth #selfcare #healthyboundaries #timeoff #wellbeing #bodymindspirit #healthcare #adviceline #carewhenyouneedit #crisis #management ... See MoreSee Less
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From the 7th-9th June, DHQ will be celebrating art and medicine with a Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition at Woolloongabba Art Gallery. Do you have a passion or inspiration of wellbeing to showcase in the exhibition? Please email admin@dhq.org.au for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are pleased to launch a new webpage on our site - dedicated to the range of podcasts on doctors' health and wellbeing, along with other relevant podcasts - check it out - doctorshealthalliance.org.au/podcastsAs well we have added more events to our growing events page - it is so great to see so many different doctors' and medical students' health and wellbeing related events! Plenty on offer around Australia and the world!doctorshealthalliance.org.au/events#DoctorsHealth#medicalstudenthealthDoctors Health Advisory Service Western Australia - dhaswaDoctors' Health SA - DHSADoctors' Health in QueenslandDoctors Health NTVictorian Doctors Health ProgramGeneral Practice Supervision AustraliaCreative Careers in MedicineRACGPMIGAAvant MutualMedical Indemnity Protection Society - MIPSMDA NationalDrs4Drs TasmaniaDoctors' Health NSWGPEx ... See MoreSee Less
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Being a doctor in training is hard work.Shift is a new app that has been designed specifically for doctors in training with a heavy workload and little time.If you are currently employed as a doctor in training and interested in participating in this research, join the Shift study here 👉 bit.ly/47Yn5cm ... See MoreSee Less
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DHQ is exhibiting at the AMA Queensland Medical Careers Expo!Block out the morning or afternoon, bring your colleagues and meet a selection of colleges, hospitals and private operators regarding medical career pathways and get your questions answered.Say hi, grab some goodies and join the Wellness Panel session.Register here: www.ama.com.au/qld/events/MCE2024 ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photos𝗥𝗗𝗔𝗤𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰 𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲! We are excited to officially launch our RDAQ2024 conference theme : Rural Medicine "The Art & The Science".This year we celebrate 35 years of RDAQ and we can't wait to bring you an inspired conference. 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝘄 to make the most of early bird rates: conference.rdaq.com.au/registration-2024/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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 opportunity to meet like minded individuals and artists at the opening night on Crazysocks4docs Day Friday the 7th June.Call out for exhibitors. Please email admin@dhq.org.au for more details. ... See MoreSee Less
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We hope all interns are having a fantastic first few weeks as new doctors! It can be challenging and overwhelming at this time as well as exciting. The AMA Queensland Intern Guide has a helpful Intern Oath you can refer to. It provides an important reminder for doctors to avoid burnout, take care of their mental health, and to cope with work and study in a demanding professional culture. Don’t forget number 10: Have my own GP and prioritise my physical and mental wellbeing to set a good example and to protect my patients. If you are in Queensland, you can find a health professional with an interest in doctors health here: dhq.org.au/find-a-hp-portal/ DHQ provides free and confidential support to all QLD-based doctors and medical students. Call us on 07 3833 4352. ... See MoreSee Less
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Let’s create a healthcare culture that embraces our humanity.Stanford Medicine WellMD & WellPhD launched "I am Human" with the goal of igniting change by inspiring a professional culture that honors healthcare professionals and our shared humanity. It aims to cultivate a shift in the culture toward the values of vulnerability, self-compassion, community, and connection. The professional culture change that "I am Human" represents is one element of the collective actions necessary to successfully advance physician well-being. It is also critical that institutions are dedicated to change through system-level interventions. Stanford Medicine is committed to making Stanford a better place for physicians to practice. Learn more about select well-being initiatives led by various teams to improve the work and practice environment at wellmd.stanford.edu/innovations-and-progress/progress.html. DHQ provides free and confidential support to all QLD-based doctors and medical students. Call us on 07 3833 4352. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a doctor in training conscious of your work-life balance?Find out more and join the Black Dog Institute Shift App evaluation study here: shift.blackdoghealth.org.auYou can withdraw at any time. ... See MoreSee Less
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Leaving the nest can be a very exciting but it can also be quite sad leaving your family. To all the rurally-based and international students that have had to say goodbye to home this week, here are some tips to help you adjust to the change.✨1. Hang out with the people around you, whether that means catching up with your fellow students or getting involved in your local community 🗣2. Explore your local area and appreciate the beauty that it has to offer💐3. Get into a healthy routine - get up early, start that exercise routine, eat healthy 🍜4. Make your new house start to feel like home by decorating and organising everything the way you like it so it doesn’t feel so foreign and unfamiliar 🎨5. Consider calling your family...they probably miss you too 📞6. Reach out if you are in need of help:Seeking help is just a way of expanding on your strengths, to help you to reach your true potential....24/7 HELPLINE: 07 3833 4352 - Doctors' Health in Qld (DHQ)24/7 free and confidential helpline for doctors' and medical students facing difficulties. The advice is often in relation to stress and mental health difficulties, alcohol and substance problems, personal or financial crises. This phone line is staffed by experienced volunteer GPs. More information is available at: dhq.org.au/what-we-do/helpline/...FIND A GP - DHQ 'Docs-4-Students'The DHQ have recruited GPs with a special interest and additional training in the realm of medical student mental health who have kindly offered their time to support YOU. To make use of this fantastic initiative, visit dhq.org.au/directory/If those recommendations don't cover your needs, message us at UQMind and we can help you find one....BULK-BILLING PSYCHIATRISTSWe have a comprehensive list of psychiatrists who are willing to bulk-bill medical students! Make sure to ask whether they require a referral or will accept a private booking, and make sure to double check they are fine to bulk-bill! Please note that your GP (or any doctor!) should not mandatory report your for seeking mental health support, if you do not present an immediate risk to yourself or others.Follow this link and scroll down to the bottom: uqmind.org/resources-1/...UQ STUDENT SERVICES- Medical Student Support Team (MSS)You can book a confidential appointment with the Medical Student Support team by going to: medicine-program.uq.edu.au/medical-student-support or emailing med.mss@uq.edu.au. The Medical Student Support team run workshops, provide welfare support, assist with wellbeing and practical concerns, learning support, and can facilitate a referral into UQ Central Support Services. Face-to-face, telephone and zoom appointments available!- CounsellingStudent Services have a range of programs and counselling services to help improve your overall wellbeing and help with the issues that are important to you - like studies, relationships, stress management and any mental health issues. Students can access *TEN* FREE COUNSELLING SESSIONS per year. Face-to-face at St Lucia and Herston, telephone and zoom appointments available! www.uq.edu.au/student-services/counselling-services- Diversity, Disability and InclusionThere is a DDI Advisor available for appointments to support students with any health conditions that may be affecting their ability to study. Health conditions can include chronic, temporary or fluctuating conditions including injuries or mental health condition. The DDI Advisor can help you to develop a Student Access Plan to consider your specific needs and organize appropriate arrangements.- Learning AdvisorsLearning Advisors can help you get the most out of your studies, tackle assignments and prepare well for exams. If you're struggling with study, exams or assignments, they can help. You can book a 1-hour learning consultation at any time throughout the year. MSS: medicine-program.uq.edu.au/medical-student-support (phase 1 and 2, for Phase 2 you can also see when the advisor will be at your clinical site or pick a phone/zoom appointment)CALL Student Services at St Lucia (07) 3365 1704 and say you are a med student and want an appointment at Herston or St Lucia.Student Services at Herston are on level 5, UQ Oral Health Centre - Student Lounge, check in at reception. For more information on services and workshops /events please check out the website at www.uq.edu.au/student-services/....You can find out about further support services, like the UQ Psychology Clinic, in the “help for me” section of our website: uqmind.org/help-for-you/...If you are feeling like you're unable to cope or you're having thoughts about suicide, please consider accessing some of these 24/7 resources:- UQ Counselling and Crisis Line ph: 1300 851 998- Lifeline ph: 13 11 14 or chat online at bit.ly/2wiJS6b- BeyondNow safety planning resource: bit.ly/2D3d0O1- Salvocare Line ph: 1300 363 622- KidsHelpline (available for people aged 5-25) ph: 1800 551 800 or chat online at bit.ly/2HWXIwp- MensLine ph: 1300 78 99 78-If you feel as though you are in immediate danger, please contact emergency services on 000.You're more than welcome to send UQMind a Facebook message, and we will respond as soon as we can (but our friends above are usually faster!). ... See MoreSee Less
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It's 2024, a new year has begun and January is considered as one of the most stressful months of the year. One of the biggest reasons, New Year's resolutions.Self-care is often the first thing that gets sacrificed when life is busy and stressful, but that’s when it’s most important.We've developed a self-care planning template to help you identify what strategies help to improve your wellbeing, what may be triggering or unhelpful activities, and what you can do to cope during challenging times.Unsure of where to start? Click on the link below to learn how to build your own daily self-care plan by downloading our template 👉 bit.ly/3AEQcn6 ... See MoreSee Less
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While we had an amazing 2023, we know 2024 is going to be even better🎉 Here are AMA Queensland's Ins and Outs for this year. Let us know below what yours are👇 ... See MoreSee Less
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What a great way to finish the internship year by acknowledging the excellent work of the interns at The Prince Charles Hospital with a celebration!Thanks for all your hard work and wishing you all another successful year in 2024. ... See MoreSee Less
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