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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.

Last night's #COVID19 ‘Wellness Webinar’ by @amavictoria was really practical and engaging. Speakers included psychiatrist @DrHelenSchultz, business professor @JillKleinMBS and sleep physician Dr Linda Schachter. A recording is available online at https://amavic.com.au/events #MH4Docs

June 5th is #Crazysocks4docs Day!
Get your crazy socks at the ready & register for the 2020 virtual launch with stellar guests @gdtoogood
@ian_hickie @DrSallyCockburn
@MichaelKidd5 @georgie_harman @agwalker01 @downstatedoctor Christine Morgan @JennyMikakos
https://bit.ly/3enspuz

***New healthcare worker program from @Smiling_Mind funded by @ausgov***

Find out more here: https://bit.ly/36fsUUH

#COVID19Aus
#physicianwellbeing #doctorshealth

RMH Chief Music Therapist Dr Emma O'Brien OAM a managed to get an impressive 200 staff to sing along to @brunomars' 'Count on Me' to lift spirits during the uncertainty surrounding #COVID19.

Watch the heartwarming 'Scrub Choir' below: https://youtu.be/TVveBTTCZdo?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=

The College will continue to update and release new wellbeing resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continue to provide existing services and information that can assist with your own wellbeing http://ow.ly/trQ050zjJMw #COVID19

A change in someone's behaviour or language might indicate that they're struggling and it's time to check in.

Learn more signs and how to ask at http://www.ruok.org.au/signs

#RUOKTrustTheSigns #RUOKEveryday

"While the first phase of covid has left many of us feeling fatigued, anxious, traumatised and grieving, there is also hope that the 'new normal' may bring with it a fresh perspective on what we need to do to thrive as doctors" @ClareGerada @joyful_doctor http://ow.ly/aYKB50zIOhy

#COVID19: insurance amnesty for health workers a must … Dr Emily Shao et al write #openaccess in InSight+ … "should be expected that we will see a spike in mental health problems in this population" https://insightplus.mja.com.au/2020/19/covid-19-insurance-amnesty-for-health-workers-a-must/ ping @ama_qld, @DocHealthQLD #MedTwitter

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