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Mental health support for GPs, pharmacists and other healthcare providers
During this difficult time, general practice, pharmacy, and other healthcare provider staff have delivered exceptional care for their patients and communities. In these busy times, it is easy to prioritise other peoples’ care over our own self care.

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) would like to remind you that there are a number of support services available for GPs, pharmacists, practice staff, and other primary healthcare workers.
NQPHN is funding wellbeing support for general practice and pharmacy staff

To access this service, call 1800 818 728 and when calling mention ‘Northern Queensland Primary Health Network’ and then ‘GP staff’ or ‘Chemist staff’, or visit the AccessEAP website.

Doctors and medical students around Australia can access free, confidential telehealth mental health services through the new Drs4Drs Support Service.

The Drs4Drs Support Service provides crisis support as well as non-urgent mental health support, and complements services provided by the network of State-based doctors’ health advisory services that are also funded by DrHS.

Accessing the Drs4Drs Support Service is simple. Doctors and medical students can call 1300 374 377 (1300 DR4 DRS) or visit Drs4Drs.com.au – a national one-stop-shop for wellness and support resources for the medical profession.

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 among GPs.

It is available to all Australian RACGP members who are registered medical practitioners, regardless of where they live or work.

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) Members experiencing workplace, training, exam, or other stresses or issues impacting their personal wellbeing can call ACRRM’s Employee Assistance Program for free, immediate confidential phone counselling support – 24/7.

Phone 1800 818 728.

#InThisTogether national mental health campaign

As a nation, as a community, and as individuals we are facing an extraordinary time, with many of us feeling unsettled and uncertain as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19.  

While we are keeping physically distant, it is more important than ever that we remain socially and emotionally connected.  

Mental health organisations, experts, and leaders have come together to launch #InThisTogether – a national conversation that everyone can join in on, sharing practical tips online to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19.

Fifteen social media tiles have been developed for #InThisTogether that focus on tips on ways to stay mentally and physically healthy during this time.

Download #InThisTogether social media tiles.

For more mental health information and resources, visit the Australian Government Department of Health’s Head to Health website.

If you need to talk, these free support lines are here to listen 24/7:

  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
  • Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.
#InThisTogether mental health and wellbeing campaign
31 August 2020
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