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For nurses, midwives and carers
With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting ANMF members at work and at home, it’s more important than ever to take care of your physical and mental health.
The Nursing & Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) and ANMF (Vic Branch) have collated the list of resources below to support you to stay healthy and positive throughout this unprecedented health crisis.
Nurse & Midwife Support
Nurse & Midwife Support is a 24/7 national support service for nurses and midwives providing access to confidential advice and referral.
Listen to an interview between Nurse & Midwife Support’s Mark Aitken and Sam Eddy about how nurses and midwives can manage stress as they work in this challenging time.
Podcast: Dealing with stress during crisis with Sam Eddy
Here’s some information about the importance of self-care for nurses and midwives and and links to self-care resources.
This edited extract from mental health nurse consultant Tess Moriarty's wellbeing sessions for personal care workers held in June 2022 offers practical information and useful tips
Made for health professionals by health professionals, Treat is a free unique self-care app designed to help you find calmness, clarity and balance during your busy working day.
Smiling mind app
Smiling mind is a free app that enables you to practise daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device.
The mental health organisation Beyond Blue has collated information about looking after your mental health and that of children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Beyond Blue Support Service offers short term counselling and referrals by phone and webchat on 1300 22 4636.
Headspace for young people
Know a child or young person who’s needing someone skilled and objective to talk to during this health crisis? Headspace’s services are focused on people under 25.
The VIA Institute on Character is a not-for-profit organisation that helps people change their lives by tapping into the power of their own greatest strengths.
1. Loving-kindness meditation - boost compassion
2. Three good things - focus on gratitude