Wellbeing support for members

If you are a psychiatrist or trainee facing health or personal issues, you are not alone. Many doctors face their own health challenges, although not enough speak about them or seek assistance.

We are committed to supporting all members experiencing difficulty to seek the help they need.

Is it an emergency?

If you are at risk of harming yourself or others, you should get help immediately.

  • Call 000 in Australia or 111 in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Visit the emergency department at your nearest hospital.
  • Call Lifeline on 13 11 14 in Australia or 0800 543 354 in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Wellbeing during COVID-19

Information and advice on staying well during COVID-19 in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand


I need support

Where to start if you need to talk

Help a colleague

Practical ways you can help others

Financial and medicolegal concerns

Go-to helplines, government support and resources


Support for rural and remote psychiatrists

Health and wellbeing support services for doctors working in rural and remote areas

Support for trainees and SIMGs

Health and wellbeing services and information for doctors in training



Member Welfare Support Line for confidential assistanceConfidential advice is available to all members of the RANZCP. Call or email for support on any issue that affects your physical or mental wellbeing.

1800 941 002 (Australia)    
0800 220 728 (Aotearoa New Zealand)

More about the Member Welfare Support Line

RANZCP member wellbeing: our vision

The health and wellbeing of all RANZCP members – including Fellows, trainees and Affiliate Members – is critical for competent and safe psychiatry practice.
Four pillars guide our work to promote the health and wellbeing of members across the stages of their training and careers:

  • leadership
  • knowledge
  • advocacy
  • partnerships.

Read more about our commitment to member health and wellbeing [PDF; 120 KB]

Wellbeing Charter for Doctors

The RANZCP has endorsed the Wellbeing Charter for Doctors together with several other specialist medical colleges.  

The Charter aims to define wellbeing and describe the principles that guide the wellbeing of doctors in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It describes the shared responsibility of wellbeing for the medical profession, and demonstrates a unified approach to doctors’ wellbeing to enhance advocacy efforts in this important area.