A new website helps doctors and medical students to support their own health and wellbeing.
The www.drs4drs.com.au website can help you find the support you need – online resources, referral services and, importantly for wellbeing, it can help you find a GP.
Doctors experience a range of barriers when seeking help for their physical health and mental health. The implementation of a ‘one stop shop’ for doctors’ health and wellbeing aims to break down some of those barriers.
The website details supports that can be accessed 24/7, how to connect with a confidential service for doctors only, as well strategies to assist with the many aspects of managing a busy professional life.
The site also provides guidance on supporting a medical colleague. Doctors who see doctors as patients can find helpful information about managing the doctor-patient consult and access online learning modules about caring for colleagues.
Learn more at www.drs4drs.com.au.
If this article raises any concerns for you, please contact your local doctors’ health service or LifeLine on 13 11 14, or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.