Doctors’ Health NSW offers a telephone help line for personal and confidential advice for practitioners and students, and also for colleagues and family members in NSW.
It handles calls relating to stress and mental illness, drug and alcohol problems, or personal and financial difficulties.
No problem is too trivial or too serious. Doctors’ Health NSW staff and volunteer doctors can provide advice and referrals if required.
You can find out more at the Doctors’ Health website or by phoning the NSW help line on (02) 9437 6552.
The AMA (NSW) supports the MBA which offers a supportive hand to help medical practitioners in need of counselling and/or financial assistance.
MBANSW relies upon financial support to help colleagues and donations are receipted and tax deductible.
For more information or to donate, visit the MBANSW website.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue Support Service: 1300 22 46 36
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