Wellbeing Resources

Medical Staff and Unit Heads – Quick reference & Contacts Guide

As part of the MonashCare initiative, this quick reference & contacts guide has been developed to support Medical Unit Heads by outlining available avenues and resources to seek help and support for their medical staff, making it easier to seek help so “No Monash Doctor will struggle in silence.”

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Victorian Doctors Health Program

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The Victorian Doctors Health Program (VDHP) is a confidential service for doctors and medical students who have health concerns such as stress, mental health problems, substance use problems, or any other health issues.

Sensitive to the needs of doctors and medical students, they are a non-judgmental service dedicated to improving the health and well being of those within the profession.

www.vdhp.org.au
Ph: 03 9495 6011

AMA Peer Support Program

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The AMA Victoria Peer Support Service provides you with a listening colleague who understands the pressures of medicine. It is anonymous & confidential.

There is no charge for using the AMA Victoria Peer Support Service.

All volunteer telephone counsellors are experienced doctors trained in the skills of peer support telephone counselling and have broad experience in medical practice that represent a wide range of specialities. All counsellors are Lifeline accredited.

AMA Peer Support Service
Ph: 1300 853 338

Converge International

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With most people now spending more than half their waking hours at work, we at Converge International, know that the support of people needs to extend to the workplace, reducing the risk to both individuals and organisations.

We know that sometimes life is hard and can throw us into difficult situations with difficult people and that we all occasionally need a hand to get us on our feet.

Converge International are proud to  deliver that helping hand and support every day; be it through Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Training Design and Delivery, Human Resource Consultancy, Manager Support, Conflict resolution and Mediation interventions or Injury Management and Rehabilitation.

Call us today to discuss how we can support you and help your people achieve physical and psychological wellbeing, because we believe in the possibility and benefit of truly great workplaces.

Converge International EAP
Ph: 1300 687 633

beyondblue

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beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.

beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of anxiety and depression in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma.

beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Federal, State and Territory Governments supported by the generosity of individuals, corporate Australia and Movember.

http://www.beyondblue.org.au/
Ph: 1300 22 4636

Lifeline

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Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute. People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line about:

  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Personal crisis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Stresses from work, family or society
  • Self-help information for friends and family

https://www.lifeline.org.au/
Ph: 13 11 14

Post & Antenatal Depression Association (PANDA)

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PANDA is committed to a community where perinatal depression and anxiety are recognised and the impact on women, men and their families are minimised through acknowledgement, support and education.

PANDA’s mission is to:

  • Support and inform women, men and their families who are affected by perinatal depression and anxiety; and
  • Educate health care professionals and the wider community about perinatal depression and anxiety.

http://www.panda.org.au/
Ph: 1300 726 306

Black Dog Institute

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The Black Dog Institute is a not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

Relationships Australia

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Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships.

We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

We offer services around the country that include counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs.

http://www.relationships.org.au/
Ph: 1300 364 277

Family Relationship Online

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Family Relationships Online provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. It also allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate.

http://www.familyrelationships.gov.au/
Ph: 1800 050 321