About Queensland Doctors Health Programme

The QDHP is an organisation developed by doctors, led by doctors that was established as a service arm of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service Qld (DHASQ).

The core vision of the QDHP echoes that of the DHAS(Q) which was formulated in 1989, that:

“Queensland medical practitioners and medical students will be supported to achieve optimal health and wellbeing throughout their careers”

The Mission Statement of the QDHP, as the service arm of DHASQ, states:

“QDHP aspires to be the leading provider in Queensland of doctors’ health services to medical practitioners and medical students, encompassing advice, support, education and research”

The Aim of the QDHP is:

  • Promote the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students in Queensland
  • Provide a 24 hour confidential helpline for doctors and medical students requiring advice,
  • Deliver education about
    • Doctors’ health, and
    • Delivering quality care for doctors,
  • Advocacy for doctors’ wellbeing

Our organisation has received dedicated support from doctors who, on a voluntary basis, answer our helpline and provide assistance to colleagues who have concerns and may be in difficulty.

QDHP recognises that medical practitioners may find it challenging accepting the role as a patient and many fail to seek help in a timely manner. Yet doctors experience the same wide range of health-related issues as others in the community, as well as conditions specifically related to the stresses of professional practice. QDHP is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students in Queensland, understanding that this work benefits the community as a whole – improving the delivery of quality care and encouraging others to focus on positive health maintenance behaviours.