Doctors Assistance Service
AMA Tasmania Peer Support Service
A listening ear as close as your phone. Call 1300 853 338 for anonymous and confidential peer support for doctors by doctors, 8am to 11pm every day of the year.
Anonymous and confidential. Doctors are under increasing pressure and stress in the workplace. As caring professionals doctors help others every day. Yet, often doctors are the last to access the help when it is needed. Speak to a colleague who understands the pressure of medicine. Have you been involved in a stressful incident or been subject to violence or trauma in your workplace? Have you experienced workplace issues such as bullying or have workload concerns? Not sure where your career is taking you or feeling burnt out? The Peer Support Service is here to listen and help you take the next step in resolving your issue. You can speak confidentially to another doctor any day of the year.
The service is available 365 days of the year from 8am to 11pm.
The AMA Peer Support Service is provided by AMA Victoria on behalf of AMA Tasmania. The service provides peer support for doctors by doctors. All volunteer telephone counsellors are experienced doctors trained in the skills of peer support telephone counselling. All counsellors are Lifeline accredited. The volunteers are based in Victoria.
The volunteer telephone counsellors have broad experience in medical practice and represent a wide range of specialties. The AMA Tasmania Peer Support Service offers a point of first contact and a listening ear. If you require ongoing assistance we will refer you to appropriate expert services in Tasmania.
Just call 1300 853 338 (for the cost of a local call) We are available 365 days of the year from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm.
When you dial this number your call will automatically be transferred to a mobile phone carried by a volunteer AMA Victoria Peer Support Service counsellor. The AMA Tasmania Peer Support Service can link you with expert services and resources according to your needs.
For urgent assistance or between 11.00pm and 8.00am call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Privacy and confidentiality are assured.
How can we assist you?
Do you feel you need to talk but are not sure who to approach? Perhaps it is a sensitive or confidential matter. The AMA Tasmania Peer Support Service is anonymous and discreet. As doctors we under ever increasing pressure and stress in the workplace. As caring professionals, we help others every day. Yet, often doctors are the last to access the help we need. We are here to listen and provide support on issues such as:
- A stressful incident
- Violence and trauma in your workplace
- Workplace issues such as bullying or harassment
- Workload concerns
- Feelings of stress or inability to cope
- Your professional life
- Your career plans
- Personal issues
- Your well-being
The AMA Tasmania Peer Support Service provides you with a listening colleague who understands the pressures of medicine. There is no charge for using the AMA Tasmania Peer Support Service.