General advice and support
Australasian Doctors Health Network | Advisory service for doctors, medical students and their families and colleagues.
Doctor’s Health Advisory Service (DHAS) | Provides confidential advice to doctors and medical students on stress and mental illness, drug and alcohol problems, personal and financial difficulties.
Mind Tools | Resources to help reduce stress in your environment
RMHive App, iPhone or Android | Tips, advice and tools designed to keep you mentally prepared and on-track during COVID-19 and beyond
Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners | Self-care guidebook for medical practitioners (PDF)
Standford Medicine WellMD | General health and wellbeing for doctors, including a list of anonymous online self-test sites
UCLA Health: Coping with shift work | Overcoming sleep problems caused by non-traditional work schedules
Ward, H.S., 2020, Optimizing resilience and wellbeing for healthcare professions trainees and healthcare professionals during public health crises – Practical tips for an ‘integrative resilience’ approach, Medical Teacher
If you need immediate support, call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14.
AMA Victoria Peer Support Service | Offers a listening ear and referrals to appropriate expert services, for doctors by doctors in Victoria. Available 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week on 1300 853 338
Australian Medical Association DRS4DRS | Independent, safe, supportive and confidential advisory and referral service
Australian Medical Association (NSW) Doctors for Colleagues | Registry of General Practitioners who are are happy to take on colleagues as patients
Black Dog Institute Health professional resources | Assist with diagnosis, treatment and capacity building
Beyond Blue Health Services Program | Aims to address the prevalence of depression, anxiety and suicide in Australian medical students and doctors
Blue Knot Foundation | Empowers recovery and builds resilience for adults impacted by complex trauma
Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges | Unifying organisation for the specialist Medical Colleges of Australia
Health and Wellbeing of Junior Doctors | Run by junior doctors to negotiate some of the difficulties other junior doctors have faced since graduation
Lifeline Information and support | Information to help you understand the challenges you or a person you care for may be facing and where to go for help
Aotearoa New Zealand
If you need immediate support, call Lifeline New Zealand on 0800 543 354.
New Zealand Medical Association | Advisory service to assist on a variety of issues, including staff employment and running a practice. Members and families of deceased members may apply for aid in situations of financial hardship or distress from the Medical Benevolent Society. Contact on 0800 656 161
Te ORA Māori Medical Practitioners Association | Represents Māori medical students, doctors and medical practitioners working as clinicians, specialists, researchers and teachers. Contact on 0800 483 672
Physician health matters | Mental health strategy for physicians in Canada.