Doctors' Health Advisory Service NSW & ACT

Helpline: 02 9437 6552 (7 days a week)

The Doctors' Health Advisory Service offer 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.

The DHAS handle calls relating to stress and mental illness, drug and alcohol problems, or personal and financial difficulties. No problem is too trivial or too serious. Our staff and volunteer doctors can provide advice and referrals if required.


JMO Support Line (NSW)

Call 1300 JMO 321 or 1300 566 321 to make an confidential appointment.

The Support Line is part of the NSW Health Respectful Culture in Medicine initiative. It has been developed to provide a specialised, free and confidential support service to all junior medical staff in NSW Health.

The Support Line has been established for JMOs in response to evidence of junior medical staff experiencing difficult and unacceptable behaviours, and in some instances, bullying and harassment, during training.

Support on the Line is provided by Senior Medical Officers working in hospitals around NSW who understand your situation. There are measures in place to ensure that all support remains confidential and the Support Officers will be located in a different District or Network to you and be from a different specialty to ensure your anonymity.


1300 2246 36
1300 794 991 (Mental Health Information Service)
1300 794 992 (Anxiety Disorders Information Line)

SANE Australia
1800 18 SANE (7263)

Specific Problems

Anxiety and

Depression and

Eating Disorders - 1800 ED HOPE (33 46 73)

Bipolar Disorder and

Online Programs

Online Anxiety Prevention Program

Living well, feeling well

Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol & Drug Info Service (24 hrs)
In Sydney: (02) 9361 8000
Outside Sydney: 1800 422 599

D&A counselling
1800 888 236 (24 hrs)

Alcoholics Anonymous
1300 22 22 22 (24 hrs)

Narcotics Anonymous
1300 652 820 (24 hrs)

Cannabis Information and Helpline
1800 30 40 50

Health and Wellbeing
Wellbeing guide for medical students/JMOs

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).