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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.

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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

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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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Less than 24 hours left to RSVP for our DHQ Wellness Day and only a few spots remain!

With some inspiring speakers promoting wellbeing, discussing current topics for the profession and providing advice on supporting your colleagues, this is a day not to be missed.

Only a few days remain to contribute to an incredibly important survey for our IMGs.

AMA Queensland’s anonymous survey for international medical graduates (IMGs) closes at midnight Monday 3 October: https://qld.ama.com.au/IMGsurvey

"So they've been working under increased pressures for the last few years at this point, and that's starting to really have an impact on their mental health and wellbeing and their safety, as well as the safety of patients."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-26/amaq-union-survey-reveals-junior-doctors-fatigued-worried/101468680?utm_source=abc_news_web&utm_medium=content_shared&utm_campaign=abc_news_web&utm_content=linked-in

🚨 SPECIAL #SEPTEMBER OFFER! 📅 Have you been tossing up whether or not to attend the Junior Doctor Conference Gold Coast? Here is your sign... a special 15% off code when you purchase you tickets in September. Use the code 'JDC15'

BUY TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3UJNgOs

The Emerging Leader Program is to support the next generation of doctors (PGY1-PGY8+) to transition effectively into their roles in different health services and other specialty and practice settings. Places are discounted to AMA members in all states.

https://amavic.com.au/careers-advice/emerging-leader-program

A big thank you to our sponsors @RACGP Qld for supporting our Wellness Day again this year.

Did you know our Wellness Day is a registered event for Queensland Mental Health Week? With inspiring speakers promoting wellbeing places are filling quickly.

RSVP to admin@dhq.org.au

DHASWA is seeking volunteers hospital junior doctors and GP regs to test a program to build resilience ⭐
Please email the DHASWA Manager manager@dhaswa.com.au for further information
@MedEdUnit @WAGPET_WA

Start small and grow big. There is power in these small steps. They are the foundations of conversations and professional relationships that can then support the navigation of bigger, more challenging conversations that are done well and are productive.

https://amavic.com.au/news---resources/stethoscope/leadership-insight-the-power-of-the-check-in-an-essential-leadership-skill-at-any-career-stage

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