We encourage midwives and all who support them to take time to reflect, celebrate and thank themselves and their colleagues as we recognize the work of midwives and contribution to maternal and newborn health. We thank every midwife working across the diverse area’s midwives are employed in for your skill, dedication and care you provide to women and their families.
Midwife Frankie Finch summed it up well when she joined us on our podcast:
“Support is everything. Being a midwife, in particular, it’s a part of who we are. When we do this job, we want to do it well because it’s a reflection of who we want to be as people. What kind of care we want to provide, this is the sort of experience where without the correct support it could have broken a human…
Find your champion at work, that is the best thing to do. The people that you can go to just to debrief, who are always going to listen. I feel like that has been pretty important in my success, in this high risk stressful environment that I work in.”
If you need support or recognise that a colleague needs support, please contact Nurse & Midwife Support, the national 24/7 support services for midwives, nurses and students. The service is anonymous, confidential and free - just call 1800 667 877 or email.
Your health matters!
Stakeholder Engagement Manager