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DHQ provides an independent, confidential,
colleague-to-colleague support service to assist
doctors and medical students.

Coronavirus COVID-19 information for Doctors and Medical Students

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What is the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme?

QDHP is an organisation established by the Doctors’ Health in Queensland to assist colleagues who may be in difficulty. Our aim is to support doctors and medical students in Queensland to achieve optimal health and well-being throughout their careers.

Improving doctors’ health has benefits for the doctors themselves, their patients and the health care teams they work with. We understand the stressors of professional practice and the complexities of navigating training. Our service provides a helpline for advice and support plus education to improve understanding of doctors health and how to care for doctors as patients. We strongly advocate for physicians’ health and regularly collaborate with other organisations to support their work in the field of doctors’ health.

Help is only a call away

Call 07 3833 4352

For doctors and medical students only – Independent and Confidential advice

THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE

FOR ANY EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 000

Doctors' Helpline

DRS4DRS has been developed by the medical profession for the medical profession. Through our network of doctors’ health advisory and referral services, we offer an independent, safe, supportive and confidential service. DRS4DRS promotes the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students across Australia. We’re here to help you find the support you need – online resources, education modules, referral services and importantly for wellbeing, we’ll help you find a GP. DrHS distributes the funding for doctors’ health services and if you would prefer to speak with a EAP service for counselling you can access the Converge International/DrHS line via the link below.

                                                             www.drs4drs.com.au

Latest News

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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RISING numbers of pandemic weary junior drs in Qld fear exhaustion on the job will lead to making medical mistakes, reports AMA Qld’s 2021 Resident Hospital Health Check.

DHQ supports QLD drs and med students.
Call 3833 4352. Help is only a call away!

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This week is Thank You Week for Gold Coast Health. It encourages recognition of the great work our people do every day. Nothing makes a person feel more valued or appreciated than a simple ‘thank you’ for a job well done.

Who could you thank this week?

https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/ethanks-portal

Distressed doctors don’t bend, so they break.

DHQ is here to support doctors and medical students in QLD. If you feel you need to talk with a trusted colleague, please call 07 3833 4352.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/distressed-doctors-don-t-bend-so-they-break-20211125-p59c5v.html

DHQ is here to support doctors and medical students in QLD. If you feel you need to talk with a trusted colleague, please call 07 3833 4352.

https://www.smh.com.au/healthcare/fears-of-psychiatrist-shortage-after-two-years-of-cancelled-exams-20211122-p59avs.html

Doctors are called upon to provide health care for those directly and indirectly affected by COVID-19. Look after yourself too. You can get support in these difficult times. https://www.drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/ will take you to State/Territory Doctors Health services and the 24/7 help line.

The definition of gratitude is the quality of being thankful; to show appreciation for & to return kindness. Synonyms include gratefulness, thankfulness & appreciation. Gratitude is associated with greater happiness.

@amavictoria

https://amavic.com.au/news---resources/stethoscope/practising-gratitude-as-a-tool-for-self-care

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