We talk to Adam Searby, president of Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA) about how nurses and midwives can seek support if they are experiencing problems related to drugs and alcohol. Read more.
Guest: Dr Adam Searby
Tags: Substance use disorder, addiction, drugs, alcohol, mental health
Soundcloud: Listen to Episode 30
Feeling fatigued by COVID-19? We discuss strategies to deal with it with Evolve Yourself's Marie Louise and Kerrie Otto de Grancy Read more.
Guests: Marie Louise and Kerrie Otto de Grancy
Tags: Mental health, COVID-19, fatigue, burnout
Soundcloud: Listen to Episode 29
Clinical supervision is seen as an important form of support for nurses and midwives. We discuss why with Mental Health Nurse Consultant Julie Sharrock. Read more.
Guests: Julie Sharrock
Tags: Workplace bullying, harassment, conflict
Soundcloud: Listen to Episode 27
On this episode of the Nurse & Midwife Support podcast we speak to Jackson Heilberg, founder of The Nurse Break (TNB), about how vital it is that nurses, midwives and students access support whenever they need it. Read more.
Guests: Jackson Heilberg
Tags: support, collegiality, community
Soundcloud: Listen to Episode 26: The Importance of Support for Nurses, Midwives and Students with Jackson Heilberg
Workplace bullying and harassment – personal stories and help-seeking with Tessa Moriarty and Elle Brown
In the second part of this special double episode of the podcast Mark talks to Tessa Moriarty, a mental health nurse who shares her personal story of workplace bullying and how she recovered from the experience. Tessa shares that by the time she realised she was being bullied both her mental and physical health had been negatively affected.
Elle Brown, Nurse & Midwife Support Senior Clinician also joins us to provide information and insights into what to expect if you contact Nurse & Midwife Support about workplace bullying and/or harassment and how we can assist you. Read more.
Guests: Tessa Moriarty, Elle Brown
Tags: Workplace bullying, harassment, conflict
SoundCloud: Episode 25: Workplace bullying and harassment – personal stories and help-seeking with Tessa Moriarty and Elle Brown
Bullying in the workplace is never OK, but it is a reality for many. The experience can have a detrimental impact on health and wellbeing and may be related to long-term negative impacts. In the first part of this double-episode special, Mark discusses the workplace factors that can put people at risk with Corporate DOJO's Karen Gately. Read more.
Guests: Karen Gately
Tags: Workplace bullying, harassment, conflict
SoundCloud: Episode 24: Workplace factors for bullying and harassment with Karen Gately
Guests: Maddi Munro, Elle Brown and Helen Pentecost
Tags: Career transitions, Life phases, Careers
SoundCloud: Episode 23: Life phases with Maddi Munro, Elle Brown and Helen Pentecost
Story competition winners podcast 2: Caring, a mutual and collective experience of Nurses by Tessa Moriarty
Tessa is one of the two amazing winners of this year’s Nurse & Midwife Support Story Competition. Her story really struck a cord with all of the judges we hope you enjoy listening to it! Read more
Guest: Tessa Moriarty
Tags: Story competition winner, Nurses
SoundCloud: Episode 22 Caring, a mutual and collective experience of Nurses by Tessa Moriarty
Frances’ story is one of two winners for our International Year of the Nurse and Midwife Story Competition. Her story will resonate with so many nurses and midwives we hope you enjoy it! Read more
Guest: Frankie Finch
Tags: Story competition winner, Midwivess
SoundCloud: Episode 21 B & Me: A graduate midwife's story with Frankie Finch
Burnout is something that many nurses and midwives experience in their career. In this episode we talk to Athol Hann, a registered nurse, about his experience of burnout, what he did to move past it, and what others can do to avoid it. Read more.
Guests: Athol Hann
Tags: Exercise, Burnout
SoundCloud: Episode 20 Burnout and beyond with Athol Hann
“If exercise was a supplement or a pill it would be a worldwide bestseller,” says Liz Hewett, an exercise physiologist and this episodes podcast guest! Read more.
Guests: Liz Hewett
Tags: Exercise, Staying Healthy
SoundCloud: Episode 19 Exercise and physical activity with Liz Hewett
Suicide and suicidality are difficult topics that touch the lives of most healthcare workers. In this podcast we discuss the issue of suicide among nurses and midwives with social worker Jon Tyler and Mental Health Nurse Paul McNamara, including contributing factors and what to do if you suspect a friend or colleague is at risk. Read more
Guests: Jon Tyler and Paul McNamara
Tags: Suicide, Mental Health
SoundCloud: Episode 18 Discussing Suicide with Jon Tyler and Paul McNamara
Resilience is a complex dynamic concept, consisting of many factors. To enhance our understanding I recorded a podcast with Professor Kim Foster. Kim is an internationally recognised mental health nurse academic, researcher and educator widely published in resilience, mental health and psychosocial health research. Read more.
Guest: Professor Kim Foster
Tags: Resilience, Covid-19
SoundCloud: Episode 17 with Professor Kim Foster
Mark Aitken discusses the prospect of COVID-19 with Mental Health First Aid expert Sam Eddy. They talk about the importance of acknowledging emotional and physical responses to stress when crisis occurs and how to implement strategies in response. Read more.
Guest: Sam Eddy
Tags: Managing stress
SoundCloud: Episode 15 with Sam Eddy
Nurses and Midwives aren’t immune from the effects of grief, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Mark discusses those effects with guests Lea McInerery and Carole Arbuckle in this new episode of our podcast. Read more.
Guests: Lea McInerney and Carole Arbuckle
Tags: Death, Dying, Grief
SoundCloud: Episode 16 with Lea McInerney and Carole Arbuckle
You loved Jackie and Helen’s stories, so we asked them to join us on the podcast to celebrate nursing, midwifery, and their inspiring careers. Read more.
Guest: Jackie Shaw and Helen Pentecost
Tags: 2020 Year of the Nuse & Midwife
SoundCloud: Episode 14 with Jackie Shaw and Helen Pentecost
In our Summer podcast, we discuss all things kindness with Zoe Youl and Elle Brown and why this very important human quality matters to nurses and midwives. Read more.
Guest: Zoe Youl and Elle Brown
SoundCloud: Episode 13 with Zoe Youl and Elle Brown
Sarah Russell lives with bipolar disorder - a common, but often misunderstood, mental illness. Sarah discusses the importance of health promotion, early intervention & staying well. Read more.
Guest: Sarah Russell
Tags: Mental illness
SoundCloud: Episode 12 with Sarah Russell
Accredited Practising Dietitian Dianne Wintle discusses her own journey with food and weight loss, which led to a later-in-life career change to Dietetics. Read more.
Guest: Dianne Wintle
Tags: Nutrition, Dietitian, Healthy eating
SoundCloud: Episode 11 with Dianne Wintle
Amy Benn is the Registered Nurse & Director of Wholeheart Magazine and shares her advice and tips on how she manages good sleep and shift work. Read more.
Guest: Amy Benn
Tags: Shift work, Well-being, Amy Benn
SoundCloud: Episode 10 with Amy Benn
Nurse & Midwife Support celebrates NAIDOC Week (7─14 July) and acknowledges the important work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives. Read more.
Guests: Catherine Chamberlain & Tanisha Edwards
Tags: NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal Health Worker, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives
SoundCloud: Episode 9 with Catherine Chamberlain & Tanisha Edwards
Many nurses and midwives contact Nurse & Midwife Support seeking support to make a career change, planning their career or transitioning to retirement. Read more.
Guests: Nicole Nash-Arnold & Sue Walker
Tags: Career transition, Career development, Careers
SoundCloud: Episode 8 with Nicole Nash-Arnold & Sue Walker
Lisa Evans, Director of Nursing at St John of God Berwick Hospital talks about the challenges that students and graduates face. Lisa also gives tips for thriving in the early years of your career. Read more.
Guest: Lisa Evans
Tags: Professional development, Student nurses
SoundCloud: Episode 7 with Lisa Evans
Australian College of Midwives CEO Ann Kinnear discusses self-care, career transition, and why planning for different stages of your career can be empowering. Read more.
Guest: ACM CEO, Ann Kinnear
Tags: Career, Self-care, Professional development, Career transition
SoundCloud: Episode 6 with ACM CEO Ann Kinnear
Australian College of Nursing CEO Kylie Ward discusses self-care and resilience as a key skill for nurses, including tips for thriving as a student, graduate, or nurse. Read more.
Guest: ACN CEO, Kylie Ward
Tags: Self-care, Tips for student nurses
SoundCloud: Episode 5 with Kylie Ward ACN CEO
Marie Louise and Kerrie Otto de Grancy from Evolve Yourself Institute (EYI) discuss the importance of self-care for nurses, midwives & students. Read more.
Guests: Marie Louise & Kerrie Otto de Grancy from Evolve Yourself Institute (EYI)
Tags: Self-care, Mindfulness, Meditation, Reflection, Growth
SoundCloud: Episode 4 with The Evolve Yourself Institute
The Mindful Nurse Lucinda Jones van-Buuren discusses how practicing mindfulness can assist nurses and midwives. Read more.
Guest: Lucinda Jones van-Buuren
Tags: Mindfulness, Well-being, Self-care
SoundCloud: Episode 3 with Lucinda Jones van-Buuren
In this podcast, Registered Nurses from Nurse & Midwife Support discuss how important the mental health of nurses, midwives and students is. Read more.
Guests: Nurse & Midwife Support Registered Nurses Anne and Sonya
Tags: Mental Health
SoundCloud: Episode 2 with Nurse & Midwife Support
A podcast talking about all things thriving in nursing and midwifery. Read more.
Guest Speakers: Sam Eddy, Dianne Lee, Mark Aitken
Tags: Self-care, Well-being, Nurse & Midwife Support
SoundCloud: Episode 1 with Nurse and Midwife Support