Assistance for Doctors

Peer Support Service

Do you feel you need to talk but are not sure who to approach? Perhaps it is a sensitive or confidential matter. As doctors, we are under increasing pressure in the workplace. We help others every day yet are the last to seek help for ourselves.

The AMA Victoria Peer Support Service provides you with a listening colleague who understands the pressures of medicine. 

For anonymous and confidential support call 1300 853 338 (for the cost of a local call).
 

About the Peer Support Service

We are here to listen and provide support on issues such as:

There is no charge for using the AMA Victoria Peer Support Service. All volunteer telephone counsellors are experienced doctors trained in the skills of peer support telephone counselling, and have broad experience in medical practice and represent a wide range of specialties. 

The AMA Victoria Peer Support Service offers a listening ear, and if you require ongoing assistance we will refer you to appropriate expert services.
 

Using the Peer Support Service

Contact AMA Victoria Peer Support 365 days of the year from 8am to 10pm.

When you dial 1300 853 338 your call will be transferred to a mobile phone carried by a volunteer AMA Victoria Peer Support Service counsellor.

We occasionally receive unrelated phone calls to this service. Administrative enquiries about AMA Victoria, questions about member services and membership renewals should be directed to AMA Victoria staff during business hours (8.30 am–5.00 pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30 am–5 pm Fridays), on (03) 9280 8722. 

For urgent assistance or between the hours of 10pm and 8am call Lifeline on 131114.
 

Peer Support FAQs

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