Doctors' Support Program

As part of our ongoing support of our Fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates, ANZCA has engaged the professional services of Converge International – a confidential and independent counselling and coaching program. 

The ANZCA Doctors' Support Program (DSP) is a professional counselling service that offers confidential, short-term support for a variety of work-related and personal problems that may be affecting you at work or at home. It's free for all ANZCA Fellows, trainees, SIMGs and immediate family members. Converge counsellors are experienced in working with individuals in the medical profession.
 

What support can I get?

Converge International is a professional counselling service that offers confidential, short-term support for a variety of work-related and personal problems that may be affecting you at work or at home. It gives you access to qualified professionals, including psychologists, social workers and management coaches. Support is confidential and private. Assistance can be provided face to face, via telephone or online and services are available throughout Australia and New Zealand.

They can help with a range of issues and concerns, including:
  • Interpersonal conflict and tension.
  • Work-related stress.
  • Changes in your work environment.
  • Harassment and grievances.
  • Relationship or family matters.
  • Personal and emotional stress.
  • Grief and bereavement.
  • Career issues.
  • Mental health concerns.
  • Personal crisis or trauma.


How do I make an appointment?

To speak with an counsellor over the phone or make an appointment to see a consultant for a face-to-face session:
  • Telephone 1300 687 327 in Australia or 0800 666 367 in New Zealand.
  • Email eap@convergeintl.com.au
  • Identify yourself as an ANZCA Fellow, trainee or SIMG (or a family member).
  • Appointments are available from 8am to 6pm Monday-Friday (excluding public holiday).
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone counselling is available.
 

Online resources

Converge International has a free mobile phone app “EAP connect”, where you can access resources & articles, you will also find meditation apps to help learn mindfulness techniques but most of all you can book and manage your appointments.
 

What other support is available to me?

Our Doctors' welfare page has more information on the wide range of services, groups and resources available to our Fellows, trainees and specialist international medical graduates that are desined to support you with the  personal and professional issues that can adversely affect your wellbeing.
 
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