How can Doctors' Health in Queensland help?

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

Doctor calling doctors health service

Call 07 3833 4352

24/7 Helpline for doctors and medical students.

Doctor calling doctors health service

Find support services

Find support services for doctors and medical students.

Doctor calling doctors health service

Find a Health Professional

Find a GP or health professional.

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...

read more
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...

read more
***Big news!***

***Big news!***

The Queensland Doctors' Health Programme is now Doctors' Health Queensland! Our helpline number is the same (07 3833 4352).

read more
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.

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more

Latest on Twitter

Doctors in distress: Why demanding lifestyle puts young medicos at risk.

Needing a little extra support? Speak with a colleague here in Queensland by calling (07) 3833 4352. It's free, confidential and designed to support you. Help is only a call away!

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/doctors-in-distress-why-demanding-lifestyle-puts-young-medicos-at-risk-20220512-p5akmj.html?btis

Qld Medical Orchestra has kindly chosen DHQ as the recipient of a donation for their 10th anniversary concert on Sunday 26th June 2022.
Come along and listen to some favourites, and some first time performances while supporting drs' health and wellbeing!

https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=901589&

Today is International Nurses Day. The theme for 2022 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.

A big thank you to our nurses for their dedication and long hours in our hospitals and health services.

Resilience in healthcare has become a term disliked by many healthcare professionals due to misuse of the term in relation to the performance of an individual.

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

https://bit.ly/3kUbyog

Today is the last day to submit!

Thank you to all our applicants. We have received many beautiful pieces and are excited to showcase what inspires well-being for our medical professionals.

Complimentary tickets are still available for our opening night. https://bit.ly/3ybsjDq

Only one week to go until applications close for our Passion Beyond Medicine exhibition!

And don't forget to join us for canapes and bubbly at our opening night on Friday 3rd June with your crazy socks for @crazysocks4Docs day.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-303282304537

Today is World Day for Safety & Health at Work.

A national occupational safety & health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels.

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

Dr Helen Schultz, a consultant psychiatrist and long-time advocate for doctors’ mental health, hopes to establish a service to handle some of the administrative and other frustrations that doctors face when a complaint is made against them.

https://medicalrepublic.com.au/consultancy-to-lighten-gp-complaints-burden/67020

Are you interested in seeing what inspires wellbeing for our medical professionals whilst connecting with colleagues over canapes and bubbly?

Our Passion Beyond Medicine event complementary opening night tickets are now available.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/passion-beyond-medicine-opening-night-tickets-303282304537

While clinics can find other employees and patients can find other doctors – there is only one you. You are not replaceable to yourself, to your friends and your family.

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

https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2022/14/boundary-setting-in-general-practice/

Load More...