Health & Wellbeing

Medico-legal matters that may arise can be a huge source of stress. 

Whether you're a student, an intern, or running your own practice - life can be stressful and even overwhelming. MDA National is here to not only protect your career and reputation, but to support your health and wellbeing along the way.

Doctors for Doctors Program

Our Doctors for Doctors Program is a confidential peer support service for Members experiencing a medico-legal matter. Doctors who provide this service are exempt from mandatory reporting obligations, so Members can share their concerns freely with a peer who understands their profession and the personal impact of a medico-legal matter.

Professional Support Service

Our Professional Support provides Members with complimentary, confidential access to a Psychiatrist who can support and guide you during a complaint or investigation.

Contact our Medico-legal Advisory Services team to discuss how we can help.

Caring for your health and wellbeing

We host a range of local activities in medical practices, hospitals and universities to promote your health and well being. 

Contact your state Business Development Specialist about upcoming activities in your area.

 

Crisis Support

Contact Information

Phone: 1300 22 4636

Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

Contact Information:

Phone: 13 11 14

Website: www.lifeline.org.au

Contact Information

Phone: 1300659 467

Website: www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

 

Useful Support Programs and Services

DRS4DRS promotes the health and wellbeing of doctors and medical students across Australia.

They’re here to help you find the support you need – online resources, referral services and importantly for wellbeing, they’ll help you find a GP.

In addition to these, Doctors Health Services Pty Ltd (DrHS) is also making available a confidential telehealth service specifically for doctors and medical students who are struggling with their mental health.

 

Contact Information:

Phone: 1300374377

Website: www.drs4drs.com.au

Black Dog Institute is a proudly independent not-for-profit medical research institute affiliated with UNSW Sydney.

They work within nine directoriates to bring our rapid translational model to life:

  • Research
  • Strategy and Operations
  • Service Implementation
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy
  • Funding and Partnerships
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Finance and Governance
  • Digital Transformation
  • People and Culture

 

Contact Information:

Phone: (02) 9382 4530

Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

What SANE does:

  • Counselling support
  • Peer support
  • Information & stories
  • The SANE Blog
  • Media Centre
  • StigmaWatch
  • The Dax Centre
  • Thriving Communities
  • Mental health at work

 

Contact Information:

Phone: 1800 18 7263

Website: www.sane.org

Wellways offers a wide range of individually tailored services designed to support people affected by mental health issues or disability, as well as their families, friends and carers. Their experienced, local staff will help you take charge of your wellbeing, connect with others and participate in your community.

Services:

  • NDIS
  • Your health and wellbeing
  • Being part of a community
  • Maintaining a home
  • Work and learning
  • Support coordination
  • Support for families, friends and carers
  • Helpline
  • Acquired brain injury

 

Contact Information:

Phone: 1300 111 400

Website: www.wellways.org

Hand-n-Hand (Helping Australian & New Zealand Nurses and Doctors) was founded in March 2020 in far north QLD.


What is peer support?

A way of providing emotional and wellbeing assistance where both the facilitator and participant are equals. Through this, people can connect through lived experiences.

How does it work?

You sign up, and they match you with a peer support volunteer from a similar field and level of training. Once linked in, you can catch up whenever suits you both, as often as you need, online or in person.

 

Information: 

Website: www.handnhand.org.au

EDV support Victorians experiencing eating disorders and their family and friends throughout the treatment and recovery journey.

  • EDV Hub
  • Online chat
  • mental health clinic
  • Workshops and Group Programs
  • EDV Dietetics
  • Peer Mentoring Program
  • EDV SE-ED Program
  • Podcast
  • Carer Coaching Program
  • E-learning platform
  • EDV in Gippsland
  • EDV blog
  • Telehealth Nurse
  • Bookshop
  • Carer Courses
  • Telehealth Counselling service
  • Support groups
  • Stories of Recovery

 

Contact Information:

Phone: 1300 550 236

Website: www.eatingdisorders.org.au

Help and support for anxiety and depression, including "grass-roots" support, information, and resources for:

  • archive
  • Anxiety, stress & worry
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Agoraphobia
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Hoarding
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

 

Based in Melbourne, Victoria, they provide:

  • Phone and Email support, information and referral
  • Facebook support
  • Weekly support group meetings
  • Information sessions, seminars, and workshops
  • Professional development event
  • Referrals to therapists specialising in anxiety and depression

 

Contact Information:

Phone: (03) 9853 8089

Website: www.adavic.org

 

Doctors' Health Advisory Services

Doctors' Health Advisory Services provides access to health care to doctors, veterinarian or student in these professions.

The Doctors' Health Advisory Service (DHAS) offers personal advice to medical practitioners and students facing difficulties. Medical practitioners concerned about their own health, the health of a colleague or family member who is a doctor or medical student can call the DHAS for advice.

Callers often seek advice in relation to stress, mental health issues, drug and alcohol problems, career crises and personal and relationship difficulties.

Below is the contact details for DHAS in each state and territory:

Doctors' Health Advisory Service

Suite 207, Level 2, 69 Christie Street

Phone: 02 9437 6552

Website: www.dhas.org.au

Email: admin@dhas.org.au

Doctors' Health Advisory Service

Suite 207, Level 2, 69 Christie Street

Phone: 02 9437 6552

Website: www.dhas.org.au

Email: admin@dhas.org.au

Doctors' Health NT

PO Box 7427 Hutt Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: 08 8366 0250

Website: www.doctorshealthsa.com.au

Email: reception@doctorshealthsa.com.au

Doctors' Health In Queensland

Phone: 07 3833 4352

Website: www.dhq.org.au

Email: admin@dhq.org.au

Doctors' Health SA

PO Box 7427 Hutt Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Phone: 08 8366 0250

Website: www.doctorshealthsa.com.au

Email: reception@doctorshealthsa.com.au

Victorian Doctors Health Program

Ground Floor, 293 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

Phone: 1300330543

Website: www.vdhp.org.au

Email: vdhp@vdhp.org.au

Victorian Doctors Health Program

Ground Floor, 293 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

Phone: 1300330543

Website: www.vdhp.org.au

Email: vdhp@vdhp.org.au

 

Peer Support Service

Ground Floor, 293 Royal Parade

Parkville, VIC 3052

Phone: (03) 9280 8722

Website: www.amavic.com.au

Email: amavic@amavic.com.au

Doctors' Health Advisory Service WA

Phone: 08 9321 3098

Website: www.dhaswa.com.au

Email: manager@dhaswa.com.au