Information for general practitioners working in evacuation centres

Support services for GPs

Support services for GPs

RACGP GP support program

The RACGP GP support program offers free, confidential, specialist support to GPs to help them cope with professional and personal stressors impacting their mental health and wellbeing.

The service is available to all RACGP members who are registered medical practitioners at locations across Australia, including in regional and remote areas.

Appointments for face-to-face or telephone counselling during business hours can be made by calling 1300 361 008 (office hours 8.30 am – 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday) and via the same number for 24-hour/seven-day-a-week crisis counselling. 


DRS4DRS is an independent program providing free and confidential support and resources to doctors and medical students across Australia, by doctors.

Confidential telephone advice is available 24/7 for any doctor or medical student in Australia via each state/territory helpline and referral service. 

Australian Capital Territory 1300 374 377
New South Wales 02 9437 6552
Northern Territory 08 8366 0250
Queensland 07 3833 4352
South Australia 08 8366 0250
Tasmania 1300 374 377
Victoria 1300 330 543
Western Australia 08 9321 3098

TEN – The Essential Network for Health Professionals

The TEN online e-mental health hub, developed by the Black Dog Institute, connects frontline healthcare workers with services to help manage burnout and maintain good mental health. 

CRANAplus Bush Support Services

CRANAplus Bush Support Services (telephone 1800 805 391) provides a free and confidential 24-hour/seven-day-a-week telephone counselling service for rural and remote health practitioners. The service is staffed by psychologists, including two Aboriginal psychologists. CRANAplus membership is not required to access the service. 

Community support services

Other available support services include the following:

Lifeline 13 11 14
beyondblue 1300 224 636
Mensline 1300 789 978
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