RACS Support Program

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

Racssp

RACS recognises Trainees, Fellows and International Medical Graduates may face stressful situations on a daily basis. Coping with the demands of a busy profession, maintaining skills and knowledge and balancing family and personal commitments can be difficult.

Surgeons, like the rest of society, can struggle with depression, anxiety and poor mental health. The work environments surgeons find themselves in may also contribute to high levels of stress due to administrative processes, fear of litigation and inappropriate behaviour such as bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment.

RACS is committed to providing support to surgeons to assist them appropriately through difficult situations.

Fellows, Trainees, International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and members of their household or immediate family may seek assistance through the following mechanisms:

RACS Support Program

RACS has partnered with Converge International to provide confidential support to surgeons and their immediate family members. This can be for any personal or work related matter. Converge counsellors are experienced in working with individuals in the medical profession.

  • Support is confidential and private
  • Four sessions per calendar year are offered (funded by RACS)
  • Assistance can be provided face to face, via telephone or online
  • Services are available throughout Australia and New Zealand

EAP Connect App

Converge International also have a smartphone app "EAP Connect". Through the EAP Connect app, you can access a range of information including:

  • Organising a RACSSP appointment
  • More information about Converge International services
  • Articles and resources on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace
  • Converge International contact details.

How to contact Converge International:

  • Telephone 1300 687 327 in Australia or 0800 666 367 in New Zealand
  • Email eap@convergeintl.com.au
  • Identify yourself as a Fellow, Trainee or IMG of RACS (or a family member)
  • Appointments are available from 8:30am to 6:00pm Mon-Fri (excluding public holiday)
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone counselling is available