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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, referral services and importantly for wellbeing, we’ll help you find a GP.
There is a wide range of resources available for doctors and medical students, their families and employers.
These resources are unaffiliated to the Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme.
For all doctors
- For immediate crisis support:
Medical Indemnity Providers
- AMA: The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is a membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia.
- AMA Queensland: QLD based membership organisation providing support, leadership, promotion and advocacy for the advancement of the medical profession in Queensland at all stages of their career.
- CRANAplus Bush Support Service: a free and confidential telephone counselling service for rural and remote area health professionals and their families.
- Beyondblue’s Health Services Program: The aim of the Health Services Program is to address the prevalence of anxiety, depression and suicide in staff working in health services across Australia.
- ANZCA Wellbeing Special Interest Group: Promote the personal and psychological well-being of anaesthetists and pain medicine practitioners and to heighten awareness of welfare issues in anaesthetists.
- RACGP Support Program: The GP Support Program is a free service offered by the RACGP in line with the college’s commitment to foster a culture of self care amongst general practitioners. It is available to all Australian RACGP members who are registered medical practitioners, regardless of where you live or work. Members can access professional advice to help cope with life’s stressors which may include personal and work related issues that can impact on their wellbeing, work performance, safety, workplace morale and psychological health.
- ACRRM Support: A range of resources to support registrars from the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.
- Australian Medical Students Association: The Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) is the peak representative body for Australian medical students.
- When the cowpat hits the windmill: The National Rural Health Network’s mental health guide. Written by students for students and last updated June 2019.
- Drs4Drs: Information on how to stay well, where to seek help and how to help other doctors.
- Links to other state and territory doctors’ health services:
- Smiling Mind is a new program to support Healthcare Workers during the COVID-19 crisis supporting the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers at this challenging time. See website for their Mindfulness app download. www.smilingmind.com.au
- “A Guide to Understanding and Coping with Compassion Fatigue” resource from Online MSW Programs.
- Developing a mental health and wellbeing strategy: A how-to guide for health services from Beyondblue.
- Head to Health: If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, Head to Health provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options.
- CrazySocks4Docs: For doctors’ mental health – normalising the conversation and creating a safe place to do it.