ANMF-Feature-PHiH Conference

Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conference

11 November 2022

6 hours CPD

Psychological hazards at work have an impact on the mental and/or emotional wellbeing of workers, which are impacted by organisational factors. Outcomes of exposure to psychological hazards include but are not limited to stress, fatigue (physical and emotional), and other psychological and physical symptoms.

The nature of the work and healthcare environment can place unique pressure on the psychological health of those in the workplace, with risks including:

  • heavy workload (including overtime) that impacts work-life balance
  • prolonged and repeated exposure to trauma
  • exposure to occupational violence and aggression
  • entrenched bullying or harassment within the workplace
  • organisational culture, where caring for others is prioritised above caring for the carers
  • poor communication or lack of appropriate work support systems

The ANMF (Vic Branch) Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conference is a full day event held in Melbourne on Friday 11 November 2022.

The conference is aimed at all levels of nursing, midwifery, carers and other health professionals, the Psychological Hazards in Healthcare Conferences attracts six hours CPD required for registration renewal.

Featured speakers:

  • Professor Michelle Tuckey, University of South Australia who will be sharing her research around workplace bullying and how to manage the risk at the workplace.
  • Dr Jon-Paul Cacioli, Victoria Police will introduce you to a leading practice framework to reduce and manage the risk associated with exposure to cumulative trauma.
  • Victorian nurses Jacqueline Bloink, Justine Mitchell and Simone Sheridan will share their experience and the positive benefits of peer support programs that were implemented at their workplaces to support staff post OVA incidents and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Carolyn McDonald, Nursing Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHP) will provide you with strategies to avoid burnout and fatigue.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to come along and connect with other nurses, midwives and carers. Register now!

Early Bird ticket sales end close of business Friday 28 October 2022.

The purpose of the conference is to explore these important issues from different approaches. While we will discuss prevention and strategies for dealing with these issues please note that individual grievances related to workplaces cannot be resolved at this conference.

Questions? Contact us via or 03 9275 9333.

Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, changes may take place to the format of the conference. ANMF may be required to alter or change conference plans at short notice – which could mean either a reduced or limited physical conference, or a digital conference – depending on Government advice leading up to your conference. Registration options may alter based on any changes, with options communicated directly to registered attendees.

Proof of vaccination must be provided prior to entering the venue for all face-to-face events, at this time. Please contact the events team via with any concerns or for further information.

Thank you to our sponsors!

We could not run our events without the support of our conference sponsors and thank them for their involvement:

Gold sponsor - HESTA

Silver sponsor - Aware Super

Bronze sponsor - Nurses Midwives Health


Refund policy:

By registering for this conference, you are agreeing to the ANMF (Vic Branch) refund policy:

(a) 10% administrative fee levied on all participants who cancel

(b) 14 days or more notification - full refund (i.e. 90%)

(c) seven days or more notification - 70% refund

(d) less than seven days notification - 25% refund

Refunds must be requested directly via ANMF via


This conference is catered. Please ensure you confirm your dietary requirement/s on your registration form so we can endeavour as much as reasonably practicable to cater for the requirement.

Public transport:

Melbourne Central and Flagstaff railway stations are a short walk or tram ride to 535 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. Tram Routes 19, 57 and 59 travels along Elizabeth Street and the trams all stop outside Queen Victoria Market.


ANMF encourages the use of public transport to our venue. If travelling by car please note parking options near the venue are limited. There is two hour paid street parking located on Elizabeth Street and at the rear of the venue on O’Connell Street. Additional secure paid all-day parking located can be found at the Queen Victoria Market. The car park is open seven days a week between 5am-7pm and is accessible via Franklin or Queen Streets. Please note: Friday is a market day and parking will be limited.

ANMF (Vic Branch) location map of 535 Elizabeth Street