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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

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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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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Today is World Health Day. Do you know who's health is just as important as everyone else? Doctors and Medical Students.

Do you have a GP? Need advice as to where to find one?

Call (07) 38334352. The person who answers is a doctor.

#WorldHealthDay2021 #primarycare #Doctor

Happy Nationals Doctors’ Day! Thank you to the doctors who give their free time to support other doctors. Without you, our Helpline would not be answered.

Your contribution to doctors’ health is seen and deeply valued.

#NationalDoctorsDay #doctorssupportingdoctors

It's Harmony Week! A week to celebrate Australia's cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

@DocHealthQLD sends our respect to all culturally diverse doctors and medical students.

#EveryoneBelongs #HarmonyDay_AU #respect

Its Friday! And for some of us, its the weekend. What are your plans for the weekend? How do you practise self-care?

https://www.avant.org.au/member-benefits/doctors-health-and-wellbeing/your-health/physical-and-mental-wellbeing/self-care-strategies-for-doctors-in-training/

Need help with strategies? Call (07) 3833 4352. The person who answers can help you.

#selfcare #doctorsintraining #wellbeing #medicine

....junior doctors routinely work around 16 hours of overtime a week, ....about 60% admitted to making a clinical error due to the excessive workload. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/no-one-cared-junior-doctors-sue-hospitals-over-unpaid-hours-20210315-p57au1.html
If you feel stressed and exhausted, please call (07) 38334352. The doctor who answers knows how to help.

R U OK? Three powerful words.

If you feel like something’s not quite the same with someone you know, trust that gut instinct and ask them “Are you OK?”

To talk with someone who understands the life of a medical student and doctor, call (07) 38334352.

https://www.ruok.org.au/signs

It is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr Beres Wenck as Interim Medical Director. Dr Wenck will bring a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to QDHP, ensuring that the service offered to doctors and medical students will continue to grow from strength to strength.

On this #IWD2021, DHQ celebrates and applauds the strength, leadership and achievements of #womeninmedicine. We 'Choose to challenge' so that together we can create a profession that supports and celebrates the contribution of female doctors across the globe.
#womeninleadership

Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, we are focusing on #WomenInMedicine

If you feel concerned, uncertain, or need some solid advice from someone who's been there, call (07)3833 4352.

https://feminem.org/2019/08/20/vulnerability-and-shame-in-medicine/

#doctorshealth #InternationalWomensDay

Ahead of International Women's Day on Monday, its great to see @DHQ in the media celebrating Women in Medicine and Medicine in Art.

@DHQUpdate #Womeninmedicine #ArtinMedicine

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