Resources to support general practices prepare and respond to emergencies

Last updated 5 December 2023

Guidelines and factsheets

Other resources

GP Support services

GP support program

If you have been impacted by a disaster, please take care of your own health. Should you need support, don't hesitate to contact the RACGP.

The RACGP GP Support Program provides free and confidential psychological support to members.



You can also access support via the DRS4DRS website and state/territory based helplines.

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

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

Australian Capital Territory 02 9437 6552
New South Wales 02 9437 6552
Northern Territory 08 8366 0250
Queensland 07 3833 4352
South Australia 08 8366 0250
Tasmania 1800 991 997
Victoria 03 9280 8712
Western Australia 08 9321 3098

The Essential Network (TEN) for Health Professionals

This 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 Service

CRANAplus’ Bush Support Services provides a free and confidential 24-hour/7-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. Phone 1800 805 391.

Community support services

Other support services available include:
Lifeline    13 11 14
beyondblue 1300 224 636
Mensline 1300 789 978 
Kids helpline      1800 551 800