Wellbeing and Support

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This page identifies some of the resources and services available to support GPs and practice staff to look after themselves and take the necessary steps to support their wellbeing during this difficult time, professionally and personally.
 

Wellness Program – new free service for all WA GPs and practice staff

To support WA general practice teams navigate the COVID-19 response, and to help you deal with the pressures that arise professionally and personally, WA-based general practices can now access WA Primary Health Alliance’s General Practice Wellness Program.
 
This counselling support for all GPs and their practice staff across WA is provided through AccessEAP, a long established and experienced employee assistance program provider.
 
General practice staff, as Members of WA Primary Health Alliance, are offered three confidential counselling sessions free of charge.

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You can use your sessions for a range of matters such as:

  • Preparing for major life changes
  • Changes in your role at work
  • Changes within your family (marriage, new baby, divorce/separation)
  • Goal setting for your professional or personal life
  • Developing new strategies for handling stress at work or at home
  • Or simply to have someone to speak to about any of life’s inevitable challenges

When you call to access the service, you must identify as a Member of WA Primary Health Alliance.
 
To book a phone or video counselling appointment, you can call AccessEAP anytime on 1800 818 728.
 
GPs and practice staff can also contact Practice Assist on 1800 2 ASSIST with any questions about the program.

 

Other support programs

 

Practice Assist acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders of this country
and recognises the significant importance of their cultural heritage, values and beliefs and how these
contribute to the positive health and wellbeing of the whole community.