Help & Crisis Support
Remember, if it is an emergency or life is in danger, please call 000.

Lifeline

Crisis support with a key focus on suicide prevention in Australia (available 24/7)

13 11 14

lifeline.org.au

beyondblue

Information on depression, anxiety and how to help yourself or a friend. Telephone, online and email support available (available 24/7)

1300 22 4636

youthbeyondblue.com

Suicide Call Back Service

Free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide, or suicidal thoughts (available 24/7)

1300 659 467

suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Lifeline NZ

Offers crisis support helpline services as well as face-to-face counselling (available 24/7)

0800 543 354

lifeline.org.nz

Medical Support

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The following providers offer services specifically designed for health practitioners. If you are unable to find a service specific to your state, please contact the national services listed under Australia or New Zealand.

Australia

Doctor’s Health Advisory Service

Telephone helplines for all states and NZ, providing personal advice to practitioners and students facing difficulties.
dhas.org.au
dhas.org.au/contact/contact-dhas-in-other-states-territories-and-new-zealand.html

 

AMA Doctors’ Health

Resources, tools and information on doctors’ health and wellbeing
ama.com.au/doctorshealth

New South Wales

NSW Rural Doctors Network

Provides support for the rural health workforce in NSW
T: (02) 4924 8000
nswrdn.com.au

South Australia

Rural Doctors Workforce Australia Dr DOC (Duty of Care) Program

Supporting rural doctors to help take care of themselves, their family and colleagues.
T: (08) 8234 8277
E: drdoc@ruraldoc.com.au
ruraldoc.com.au/services/support-for-doctors/health-and-wellbeing/

Tasmania

AMA Tasmania Peer Support Service

Confidential and anonymous peer support for doctors by doctors at the cost of a local call)
T: 1300 853 338 (available 8am -11pm)
amatas.com.au/peersupport/

Victoria

AMA Victoria Peer Support Service

Free anonymous and confidential telephone service, with the opportunity to talk and get support from other doctors
T: 1300 853 338 (8am to 10pm)
amavic.com.au/page/Member_Services/Peer-Support

 

Victorian Doctors Health Program

Confidential and non-judgemental service dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students who have problems such as stress, mental health issues, substance use or other health issues.
T: 03 9495 6011
E: vdhp@vdhp.org.au
vdhp.org.au

New Zealand

Doctor’s Health Advisory Service

Telephone helplines for all states and NZ, providing personal advice to practitioners and students facing difficulties.
dhas.org.au
dhas.org.au/contact/contact-dhas-in-other-states-territories-and-new-zealand.html

Medical Student Self Help Guide

http://www.medical-colleges.net/medical_student_wellbeing.htm

New Zealand Medical Association

www.nzma.org.nz

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