Support for you

If you need support, access to the Employee Assistance Scheme is available through most healthcare organisations, and many have other supports such as hotlines that are available to support staff.

Links to additional support organisations are listed below. Either visit their webpage to access the resources, or contact them via phone if you wish to talk to them about how you are feeling.

Lifeline

131 114
lifeline.org.au

Beyond Blue

1300 224 636

beyondblue.org.au

Black Dog Institute – TEN

The Essential Network for Health Professionals

Resources and support to manage burnout and maintain good mental health. Including free psychology/psychiatry services.
blackdoginstitute.org.au/the-essential-network

Hand-n-Hand Support 

Free, confidential peer support service for health professionals.
https://www.handnhand.org.au/ 

DRS4DRS

24/7 confidential support service for doctors and medical students.
https://www.drs4drs.com.au/ 

 Nurse & Midwife Support 

A 24/7 national support service for nurses and midwives providing access to confidential advice and referral.
https://www.nmsupport.org.au/ 

Pandemic Kindness Movement

Resources to support all health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
aci.health.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/kindness/home

The Conversation

The Conversation regularly publishes helpful and topical articles.

The following articles regarding supports for mental health may be of interest.

5 ways to get help without the phone

No barriers to online therapies

Not again… how to protect your mental health in the face of uncertainty and another COVID variant