VDHP provides assistance to doctors and medical students who have any of the following concerns:
- Stress and anxiety
- Mental health concerns
- Physical health concerns
- Substance use concerns
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.
Since the commencement of VDHP, we have assisted doctors and medical students presenting with numerous issues ranging from those having a mild impact on quality of life to those threatening careers and lives. VDHP deals with each individual case on its merits and offers a range of interventions.
Our approach is to offer a collegial discussion(s) to clarify the issues at hand; offering our experience and knowledge of how to best resolve the situation or struggles. This may include helping find appropriate medical or psychological follow-up. We conduct our service with the utmost discretion. Confidentiality is of utmost priority to VDHP. However, like all health practitioners, we are required to remain in compliance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009.