For crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14, MH Call 1300 642 255 or in an emergency call 000
03 Jul., 2020
A new resource is helping to support the mental health of medical practitioners and medical students.
Drs4Drs Support Service offers free, confidential telehealth mental health services 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The initiative was established by Doctors’ Health Services Limited (DrHS), a subsidiary of the Australian Medical Association (AMA). The service was established with funding from the Medical Board of Australia and the Department of Health to provide health and wellbeing support to medical students and doctors.
Accessing the Drs4Drs Support Service is simple. Doctors and medical students can call 1300 374 377 (1300 DR4 DRS) or visit their website.
A reminder, too, that health workers can access the premium version of the Smiling Mind app, with dedicated resources to support health care workers during the pandemic, at no cost.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories and knowledge and their continuing connections to land, waterways and culture. We pay our respect to all Australian Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, and to Elders of past, present and future generations.
Brisbane North PHN wishes to acknowledge the experience and expertise of the My Mental Health Steering Committee, delegates of the Peer Participation in Mental Health Services (PPIMS) network and health professionals in developing the My Mental Health Website.