• Doctors

Wellbeing Resources

Emergency medicine can both rewarding and very challenging, which can affect your wellbeing.


Do you need help now?

Resource Description Website Phone number
Beyond Blue 24/7 Crisis Support https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ 1300 22 4636
Lifeline 24/7 Crisis Support https://www.lifeline.org.au/ 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service 24/7 Crisis Support https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au 1300 659 467

Are you experiencing Family Violence?

Bendigo Health has developed a number of resources to assist and support employees experiencing family violence.

Please see here for further details (note this link only works when connected to the Bendigo Health intranet)

Bendigo Hospital Employee Assistance Program

This service is provided by Converge International (based in Melbourne but provide services in Bendigo).
There are multiple ways to access the EAP but the 2 primary ways are:
As an employee you are entitled to 3 free counselling sessions per calendar year. This can be either via video call or face to face depending on your preferences. The service is free and confidential. The service is also accessible by your family members
Converge also provide sessions unrelated to mental wellbeing that is also funded fully by Bendigo health.
  • Legal assistance
  • Career assistance


Bendigo Health and Wellbeing Program

Head to our intranet page here for information about this program

Services for FACEMs and ACEM Trainees

Resource Description Website
ACEM Wellbeing ACEM wellness resources https://acem.org.au/Content-Sources/Members/My-Wellbeing


ACEM Assist Free coaching and counselling service, up to 4 per year, across a spectrum of personal and work-related issues https://acem.org.au/Content-Sources/Members/Wellbeing/ACEM-Assist



Nursing specific resources

Resource Description Website Phone number
Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria Free, confidential, independent service provided by experienced nurses, midwives https://www.nmhp.org.au/welcome.html (03) 9415 7551
Nursing and Midwife Support 24/7 national support service for nurses and midwives https://www.nmsupport.org.au/ 1800 667 877

Other Support Services

Resource Description Website Phone number
Victorian Doctors Health Program Free, confidential support service for wellbeing https://vdhp.org.au/ 1300 330 543
AMA Victoria Peer Support Service Anonymous, confidential support https://amavic.com.au/assistance-for-doctors/Support-Programs/peer-support-service


1300 853 338
Department of Health Telephone and Online Services Department of Health support and intervention services resource https://www.health.vic.gov.au/mental-health-services/telephone-and-online-services


Drs4Drs Confidential telehealth service for doctors, medical students https://www.drs4drs.com.au/getting-help/


(03) 9280 8712
Safer Care Victoria Resource for healthcare worker wellbeing support and training https://www.safercare.vic.gov.au/support-training/healthcare-worker-wellbeing


Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Victorian psychiatrists available for healthcare workers https://www.ranzcp.org/about-us/australian-branches/victoria/psychiatrists-for-victorian-healthcare-workers


R U OK? Harm prevention charity https://www.ruok.org.au/what-were-about


Black Dog Institute Mental health research, resources, support, education and services https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/



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