Competition: Share your story about a friendship with a nurse or midwife!

Nurse & Midwife Support
We’re celebrating your friendships with a story competition!
Deadline extended

Update: We're extending the deadline! We've heard your feedback that nurses and midwives are feeling exhausted from the effects of the pandemic. To honour the pressure we're all under we have extended the deadline to March 31st, 2022. Your stories will help us start 2022 off right! 

We want to celebrate all the wonderful friendships between nurses and midwives and the support these friendships give us. 

Being a nurse or midwife can be rewarding but also challenging and stressful. Having a friend to support you makes all the difference. The friendships you make with your colleagues offer great support throughout your career, celebrating the highs and commiserating the lows. They share similar work experiences and challenges so they understand what you are going through.

As a way of celebrating and honouring your nursing and midwifery friends we are running a story competition! We would love to hear your story about your supportive friend/s. Share your story to go into the running to a major prize — we’ll provide:

  • AUD$1000.00 towards conference attendance or education for one nurse and one midwife 
  • a copy of the 5th edition of Mental Health in Nursing with a chapter devoted to your professional self-care

Enrolled nursing or midwifery students are also eligible!

Let’s celebrate friendship

Masked midwives bump elbows

We think it is important to celebrate the friendships we have made throughout our careers. 

It has been difficult for everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, and acknowledge it’s the support from our incredible friends that has helped us through.

We loved hearing all your inspiring stories from our last competition, so we thought you may appreciate a boost in 2021 by sharing your story of friendship(s) that matter to you. 

Share your stories

We want to hear your stories so that we can celebrate and honour the incredible friendships and the support nurses and midwives give each other.

We want to hear any story that celebrates a friendship with a nurse, midwife or a group of friends. It could be how they have helped you through a particular situation, were there for you in good and tough times, had your back and laughed or cried with you in the best and worst of times and the importance of their support during that time. 

You could write a story or poem, record a video or podcast. Include a photo of you and your friend/s. Tell your story in the way that feels right to you! We want to hear from you! There will be prizes for the two best stories.

Need inspiration? Nurse & Midwife Support’s own Elle and Mark recently shared the story of their own decades-long friendship – read what they had to say about each other!

Elle and Mark: 37 years of friendship and counting! 

The prize

An incredible conference attendance or education package to the value of $1000 for the winner of one great nursing story and one great midwifery story. The winners choose a nursing or midwifery conference to attend, or nursing/midwifery related education course. Nurse & Midwife Support will cover the expenses to the value of the prize money! We’ll also throw in a copy of the 5th edition of Mental Health in Nursing with a chapter devoted to your professional self-care.

The winners will also get to share their story on the Nurse & Midwife Support podcast. Have a great nursing or midwifery story to tell? We want to hear it, share it and celebrate it. Your story matters!

To enter

To enter this story competition and to go into the running to win one of two major prizes, submit your story through the submission form

Entries close 31st March 2022

We look forward to receiving your stories!

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