(Adapted from the AMANSW website)

If you’re having trouble and want to chat to someone who’s been through the same thing, don’t hesitate to contact your colleagues or JMO Mentor.

Additionally, there are a number of wellbeing officers on the HRMOA board, and they can provide you with valuable contacts, a shoulder to cry on and advice on where to seek more external support if you need it. Contact wellbeing@hrmoa.com

Doctor’s Health Advisory Service (DHAS)

DHAS offers a telephone help line for personal and confidential advice for practitioners and students, and also for colleagues and family members in NSW and the ACT. It handles calls relating to stress and mental illness, drug and alcohol problems, or personal and financial difficulties. No problem is too trivial or too serious. DHAS staff and volunteer doctors can provide advice and referrals if required.

You can find out more at the DHAS website or by phoning the NSW help line on
(02) 9437 6552.

Medical Benevolent Association (MBA) of NSW

The AMA (NSW) supports the MBA which offers a supportive hand to help medical practitioners in need of counselling and/or financial assistance. MBANSW relies upon financial support to help colleagues and donations are receipted and tax deductible.

For more information or to donate, visit the MBANSW website.

JMO Health

Junior doctors can contact Jeanette Chadban from the JMO Unit for assistance at any time Jeanette.chadban@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Dr Sandy Jusuf has created JMO Health to help other junior doctors negotiate some of the difficulties faced by doctors-in-training. It provides a variety of self-assessment tools and examples of problems faced by junior doctors with tips on how to deal with them.

You can find out more at the JMO Health website.

Other Services

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

beyondblue Support Service: 1300 22 46 36

Headspace: Mental health foundation for the young people of Australia

Black Dog institute