Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). All hospital RMOs on the DHB MECA and GP trainees on the GPEP1 MECA have access to fully funded counselling through EAP. This is a confidential service. Call 0800 327 669 or book online.
Medical Protection Society (MPS). All MPS members have access to fully funded confidential counselling through MPS. Call 0800 225 5677.
Beating the Blues. Your GP can refer you for free online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). For more information see www.beatingtheblues.co.nz
Talk to someone you trust. Keep in mind that you should always approach your own health professional (ie, your GP) for treatment.
MPS Counselling service
Call MPS on 0800 225 5677. Calls to this number can be made in the strictest confidence.
Press 1 for medicolegal adviser.
Your call will be answered by the duty medicolegal consultant who will ask who they are speaking to. But there’s no need to divulge the details of your situation; just that you would like to access the counselling service. Your name will not be recorded by MPS.
You may know of a particular psychiatrist or clinical psychologist you would like to see. If you do not have a specific person in mind, you will be provided with names of therapists in your area.
If you need more than four to six sessions, your therapist will be asked to contact MPS to arrange for more sessions.