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

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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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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.

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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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Art as Medicine?

"Medical students who are significantly engaged in the arts during their spare time, either as an active or passive participant, tend to have higher levels of empathy, emotional intelligence, tolerance of ambiguity and other traits considered positive in a doctor,...

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Latest on Twitter

Check out Dr Margaret Kay, @almarkwell @DrMelNaidoo @IntegrityQld and more discussing mandatory reporting in the QLD Integrity in Health Podcast:

@avantmutual @qldheal

We at @DocHealthQLD are saddened to hear of the loss of @RACGP President Dr @HarryNespolon. Our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and patients.

Huge under-representation of CALD and indigenous peoples in submissions to the Disability Royal Commission.

QLD Dr Dinesh Palipana describes his experiences in this @abcnews article:

"The anxiety among my colleagues and all the patients I see is palpable. I have no doubt that in 28 years as a doctor this is the most stressful period I have encountered" @SParnis

Victorian doctors - remember @VDHP3 is here for you.


Over the past year, members of the @amacdt & @ama_media have worked together with @DocHealthQLD to update the Position Statement, 'Health and Wellbeing of Doctors and Medical Students.' Our systems, organisations & individuals all have an important role to play.


A powerful account of how COVID-19 killed emergency doctor Lorna Breen, even though her death certificate will say otherwise. Credit to her family for advocating for culture change to improve doctors' mental health. #MH4Docs

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