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What is the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme?

The QDHP is an organisation established by the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (Qld) 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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Background: Simon's wife, Eva, has metastatic breast cancer. The family are currently travelling around Australia.

#medtwitter #doctorshealth

Dr Simon Menelaws@simon_menelaws

38 and Impermanent https://thebreastdaysofourlife.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/38-and-impermanent/

Mental health of doctors-in-training: a reflection … Dr @_emxs, Dr Kate Engelke & Dr Margaret Kay from @DocHealthQLD write #openaccess in InSight+ … "Our colleagues are suffering and are afraid to seek help in their own state" https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2019/41/mental-health-of-doctors-in-training-a-reflection/

A very important read, and more evidence that requires greater positive action. Thank you @DocHealthQLD Dr Kay, @mindbodymiko & Dr Kate Engelke. #doctorswellbeing 4 our future doctors too!! @crazysocks4Docs #doctorshealth https://twitter.com/themja/status/1186062036834246657

@BethanRichards3 and @mindbodymiko reflect their experiences of #burnout with MC @sophiescott2 at @ama_qld #womeninmedicine breakfast #mh4docs #HealthandWellbeing @DocHealthQLD @womenandmed

Check out this fab video of the @DocHealthQLD Art Exhibition Opening Night event! Great memories. Thank you everyone who exhibited and attended.

#doctorshealth #connectedness #artandmedicine #MH4Docs

Video by James Kable of The Hype Project.

Thank you for sharing @DocHealthQLD. It's essential that we, as a profession, provide a supportive environment for people to show their vulnerability.

I encourage my colleagues to join @ManyHatsNetwork to support each other. Together we will be a force for change https://twitter.com/DocHealthQLD/status/1182111252950085635

2 great #podcasts on #WorldMentalHealthDay ft #doctors. Inspiring us all to #SeeBeyondTheStigma

@kidsankyran on @LifelineAust #HoldingOnToHope https://bit.ly/2nwNptY
&
@gdtoogood on @RACSurgeons #PostOp https://apple.co/2IRGUcT
Lifeline: 13 11 14 or 000 if life is in danger.

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Oct 10th is #worldmentalhealthday! What's your #MentalHealthPromise #MedTwitter?
QLD based dr or med stdnt and need support call @DocHealthQLD on 07 3833 4352. Not in QLD? Go to: https://www.drs4drs.com.au/
For crisis support: @LifelineAust 13 11 14 or 000 for emergencies.
@WMHDay

Townsville #doctors! Don't miss out on this @CCIM2019 and #Townsville Medical Staff Society event on 17th October.

https://bit.ly/2odrVmt

@docclements @DrBecStewart

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