Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Practitioner support services

If you are subject of a complaint or concern the National Boards and AHPRA encourage you to contact your insurer or legal adviser. You may also choose to contact your professional association and/or one of the support services listed below.

Australian Medical Association (AMA) Peer Support Service

1300 853 338

The AMA is an anonymous and confidential support service for doctors by doctors. Open from 8am to 10pm every day of the year.

Victorian Doctors’ Health Program

03 9495 6011

The Victorian Doctors’ Health Program provides assistance to doctors and medical students who have any of the following concerns:

  • Stress and anxiety 
  • Substance use problems 
  • Mental or physical health concerns 
  • Any other health issues

Advice is also provided to anyone who is concerned about a doctor or medical student. This includes family, friends, colleagues, university staff and clinical staff.

Nurse & Midwife Support

1800 667 877

Nurse & Midwife Support is a national independent support service for nurses, midwives and students of nursing and midwifery experiencing health issues.


Pharmacists Support Service

1300 244 910

The Pharmacists Support Service (PSS) works on the principle of pharmacists supporting pharmacists. The service provides a listening ear over the phone to pharmacists and pharmacy interns and students. The volunteers who take the calls are all pharmacists and are trained in the crisis model of phone counselling to support their colleagues.

Page reviewed 2/09/2016