YOU TOOK THE OATH TO CARE FOR OTHERS. BUT WHAT ABOUT YOURSELF?

30% of physicians report high levels of burnout.*

YOU TOOK THE OATH TO CARE FOR OTHERS. BUT WHAT ABOUT YOURSELF?

30% of physicians report high levels of burnout.*

Doctors Nova Scotia

1-855-275-8215

Are you or is someone you know in immediate distress? Call 911 or visit the nearest hospital.

 

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24 hours a day, 7 days a week

A dedicated team is available around the clock to support physicians, medical learners and their immediate families. Fully bilingual services in English and French, with additional support in multiple languages.

Completely confidential

Call with absolute confidence. Support is 100% confidential, within the limits of the law, and handled by professionals mandated to ensure client privacy.

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Trained intake professionals and crisis counsellors

Access to masters-level counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists trained to address the unique needs of physicians, residents and medical students.

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Ongoing counselling & support

The Wellness Support Line provides immediate, urgent crisis support, as well as help with everyday wellness issues. For longer term care, the Wellness Support Line can also connect you with programs offered through your provincial/territorial health program.

Learn more about the physician health services offered by Doctors Nova Scotia

 

About the Wellness Support Line** 

We know the demands of this pandemic are having a significant impact on medical professionals’ emotional, psychological and physical well-being. Even before COVID-19, medicine was a high-stress profession in which physician wellness often suffered. The CMA believes that to support you in delivering optimal patient care, we need to ensure you have access to timely, high-quality and tailored mental health services.

Do you have questions about the Wellness Support Line? Please read our frequently asked questions to learn more.

**Access to the Wellness Support Line is provided via Doctors Nova Scotia