Support services

Support services

Bullying and Harassment

In 2016, the Australasian College of Dermatologists (ACD) analysed the prevalence of bullying, discrimination, harassment and sexual harassment amongst the profession. The ACD views discrimination, bullying, harassment and sexual harassment in the workplace and in the ACD as completely unacceptable.

Converge International

Converge International is the appointed Employee Assist Program provider for the College. This service is available to all Fellows and trainees.

Services offered include confidential and private workplace and personal support, counselling, crisis management and referrals. Converge counsellors are qualified professionals experienced in the delivery of mental health and psychological support.

Converge services are available online and on the phone 24 hours a day. Visit Converge International or call 1300 687 327 to make an appointment with a Converge counsellor.

Please read the following handouts prepared by Converge on mindfulness and Strategies for Managing Stress

Doctors’ health and wellbeing support services

AMA – Doctors health and wellbeing
Australasian Doctors’ Health Network
CRANAplus Bush Support Services

Doctors’ Health Advisory Service
Medical Benevolent Association of NSW

Queensland Doctors’ Health Programme

Doctors’ Health SA
RDWA Dr Duty Of Care 

Victorian Doctors Health Program 
AMA Victoria Peer Support Service 

Doctor’s Health Advisory Service WA

Health commissioners
ACT Health Services Commissioner
NSW Health Care Complaints Commission
NT Health and Community Services Complaints Commission
QLD Office of the Health Ombudsman
SA Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner
TAS Health Complaints Commissioner
VIC Health Services Commissioner
WA Health and Disability Services Complaints Office

Australian Medical Association

Regulatory authorities
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Medical Board of Australia