Section 9: State and territory help lines and mental health services

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Department of Health

New South Wales

NSW Department of Health

Northern Territory

NT Department of Health

Queensland

Queensland Department of Health

Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme

  • 24/7 support line for doctors and medical students which is staffed by volunteer GPs and counsellors with experience in doctors’ mental health.
  • Phone: (07) 3833 4352
  • Website: www.qdhp.org.au

South Australia

Tasmania

Tasmania Department of Health

Victoria

Victorian Department of Health

Website: https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/mental-health/mental-health-services/support-and-intervention/telephone-and-online-services

Victorian Doctors’ Health Program

Provide confidential and discrete assistance to doctors and medical students who are struggling with stress, anxiety, substance use problems, mental or physical health concerns or any other health issue. They provide individual management plans and coordinate treatment – including arranging referral to appropriate external providers.

Western Australia

WA Department of Health

  • Phone: Metro 1300 555 788 or RuralLink 1800 552 002 (RuralLink Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 8.30am, 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
  • Website: www.health.wa.gov.au/services