I need to support a colleague
Emergency help: If you are at risk of harming yourself or others, seek immediate assistance:
- Call 000 in Australia or 111 in New Zealand.
- Visit the emergency department at your nearest hospital.
- Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia or 0800 543 354 in New Zealand.
You may have noticed a colleague is having tough time. Often workmates are best placed to notice changes to a colleague’s mood, behaviour, and routines. If your colleague is a RCPA Fellow or Trainee, you can refer them to our EAP.
If your colleague is not a RCPA member, they may have access to an EAP via your hospital and/or employer. Alternatively, there are other support services available listed below.
Other support resources are listed below.
RCPA Trainee Solutions Index
Project Shift (JMO resource) – Black Dog Institute
This Way Up
Head to Head
Doctors advisory service
AMA (Victoria & Tasmania)
Self-care planning for healthcare workers – COVID19 mental health and wellbeing resources
(Rural and Remote)
13 11 14
1300 22 4636
1800 737 732
1300 845 745
1300 78 99 78
1800 184 527
Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467
New Zealand Medical Association
Te Ora Maori Medical Practitioners Association
0800 543 354
0800 111 757
Shine Domestic Violence Helpline
0508 744 633
1787, need to talk?
1737 (free to call or text)
Suicide Crisis Helpline
0508 828 865
The Samaritan Befrienders Hong Kong
Suicide Prevention Services