COVID-19 Update

This COVID-19 information and these resources have been compiled to provide you with accessible information to provide you with knowledge and support.

The information on this page is not exhaustive, if you know about COVID-19 related information, resources or support services that may be of interest to nurses, midwives and students please let us know: mark@nmsupport.org.au.

There are many stories of nurses and midwives going above and beyond to continue to provide care. We acknowledge your sacrifices, commitment and skill and THANK YOU.

Nurse & Midwife Support is available to support you 24/7 anonymous, confidential and free 1800 667 877.
Take care of YOU and be kind to your mind
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As the COVID-19 marathon continues people around Australia catch their breath, reflect on the sacrifice and celebrate the terrific achievements. As COVID-19 number of infections has declined and we enjoy more and more freedom many nurses and midwives are feeling the impact of working on the COVID-19 frontline.

In October during World Mental Health Day thousands of Headspace members took a pledge to care for their mental health. And while World Mental Health Day might be behind us, being kind to your mind is a practice that takes daily commitment. As you reflect on the impact of COVID-19 a bit of headspace may be just what you need.

Please reach out to Nurse & Midwife Support if you need support 1800 667 877, national 24/7 anonymous confidential and free.

We thought you may appreciate these inspirational songs provided by the Royal Melbourne Hospital Scrubs Choir:

 

Look after yourself and each other YOUR HEALTH MATTERS.

Mark Aitken RN
Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Nurse & Midwife Support

Last updated 5 November 2020
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Each Australian state or Territory has specific information related to COVID-19.

Check the state or territory relevant to you for specific information to support you:

Nurses and midwives are always at the frontline when times get tough. While we are educated to manage challenging situations, we are not immune from an unhealthy stress response that may drain our reserves and put us at risk of burnout or compassion fatigue.

Many of us are still reeling from the impact of this summer’s devastating bushfires and their aftermath. To find ourselves in the midst of another crisis can feel overwhelming and potentially even insurmountable. We are here to help you deal with these challenges.

We will be updating information here as the situation emerges and we would encourage you to visit us during this time for a whole range of support options.

Nurse & Midwife Support is available 24/7 nationwide to nurses, midwives, students and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse or a midwife. Call us on 1800 667 877 or email us. The service is anonymous, confidential and free.

If you would like to find out a bit more about our service watch our video below.

What does Nurse & Midwife Support do? from NMSupportAU on Vimeo.