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.
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.
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.
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.
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.