What can you do about Depression?

If you are feeling seriously unwell, call:

  1. a friend or family member
  2. Lifeline - 13 11 14
  3. your own doctor, or go to the Emergency Room (click here for a list of contact numbers)

Proven benefit

  • exercise,
  • social activities,
  • psychotherapy
  • medication
  • bibliotherapy, eg:
    Beating the Blues by Susan Tanner and Jillian Ball
    Change Your Thinking by Sarah Edelman

Self Assessment Tools

Take one of our self assessment tools to gauge your level of stress:

ProQOL Questionnaire

Kessler Questionnaire


An initiative of the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service (NSW), the Medical Benevolent Association, the AMA Doctors in Training Group, the Resident Medical Officers’ Associations, the Australian Medical Students’ Association, the Clinical Education and Training Institute and the NSW Employee Assistance Program with funding from the Medical Board of NSW (2009).