As health care professionals you are not immune to experiencing health issues just like anyone else. In fact work place stresses and the demands of nursing and midwifery may increase your risk of developing health issues and illnesses.
Taking the time to look after yourself in a holistic way, body and soul, not only will it make your own health better, but will also make you better equipped to look after your patients.
You are in a privileged and vital position, providing care to individuals and their families within a diverse range of settings across Australia. The important and sometimes consuming nature of the profession, teamed with the intensive situations you may encounter, can make it feel like it's not important to take the time to look after your health.
But it really does matter for a range of reasons. If left untreated, health issues can progress to impair the ability to safely, competently and professionally practise, potentially putting the public and yourself at risk of harm.
A major aim of our service is to prevent health issues. By looking after all aspects of your health you can live a happier and healthier life on the whole and reduce your chances of developing a health issue. So what is stopping you from getting started?