Edition 22 — Post-traumatic stress in nursing and midwifery

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Nurse & Midwife Support: Edition 22 — Post-traumatic stress in nursing and midwifery. In this edition we're talking about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related mental health issues.
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This issue deals with sensitive issues related to experiences of trauma in the nursing and midwifery professions. If this topic raises sensitive or triggering feelings for you, consider whether now is a safe time to read it. Give Nurse & Midwife Support a call on 1800 667 877 if you would like to talk about what you are feeling.

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In this issue
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Nurses and midwives: You don’t need to carry your trauma in silence

Elle Brown RN explains why we need to end stigma and embrace trauma-informed care for nurses and midwives with PTSD.

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Midwives are vulnerable to PTSD. What can we do about it?

Celeste Pinney RM examines what midwives and their employers can do to prevent and manage PTSD.

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Competition: Share your pet photos to win a wellbeing hamper!

We want to celebrate the pets and animals in your life with a photo competition!

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Podcast: Occupational PTSD in nursing and midwifery with Dr Finbar Hopkins

Workplace wellbeing expert Dr Finbar Hopkins joins the podcast to discuss PTSD and the psychological cost of caring in nursing and midwifery.

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Podcast: The Compassion Revolution with Mary Freer

Author and social worker Mary Freer joins the podcast to explain what self-compassion is and why it is a transformative power.

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Talk to us

If you're experiencing challenges related to post-traumatic stress and want to talk about it, we're here. Call our national confidential support line 24/7 on 1800 667 877 or email us. The service is anonymous, confidential, and free. 

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