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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 – 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.

DHQ provides an independent, confidential, colleague-to-colleague support service to assist doctors and medical students.

Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by volunteer senior GPs and counsellors with experience in doctors’ health.

Call (07) 3833 4352.


If you or someone you know is in need of urgent support, the following services may be able to assist.

The Beyond Blue website is regularly updated with information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic. This may be useful to yourself, work colleagues, friends, family and patients. Information is provided in a variety of languages.

Their service includes 24/7 phone and web chat support, an online community forum and information on a range of topics including managing financial stress, managing anxiety and supporting children. This also includes online information dedicated to support frontline workers.

Phone the Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348.

31 March 2021