This service is not a replacement for 000. If there is an immediate threat of harm call 000.

QDHP offers a point of first contact, advice and support to medical professionals and students who are concerned about their own, or others’ health and well being.

This telephone helpline is staffed by senior General Practitioners, supported by specialists experienced in assisting colleagues suffering from a wide range of health or stress-related problems.

Calls for help come from many sources, including doctors themselves, their families, staff or concerned colleagues. Even with common ailments, those concerned are frequently unsure as to how to approach and assist a colleague who may be in difficulty.

When a call for help is received from a person other than the practitioner, caution is taken by the QDHP to ensure that the appropriate assessment of the relevant circumstances is undertaken before a practitioner is approached to offer assistance.