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In recent weeks many more nurses and midwives have contacted us to report they are feeling unsettled and ‘just not right’. They associate these concerns with COVID-19. Some of the common examples of what they are feeling are:

• Anxious and uncertain

• Tired and exhausted

• Guilty for not being at work

• Isolated due to social distancing and lockdown

• Worried about going home after work and infecting others

• Concerned that there is not enough support available

These concerns are to be expected at the moment and they can pass in time. However, many nurses and midwives ignore the negative impact of these feelings on their health and wellbeing and try to push through it, to their detriment. We know that early intervention provides better health outcomes.

The good news is, we are here to support you. Please reach out and call us on 9415 7551 between 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or email: or visit:

To help address these concerns or for extra support, we have put together accurate and practical information about managing the challenges posed by COVID-19 as well as resources on maintaining good health, wellbeing and self-care. These are the areas we're currently covering: These resources are being updated on a regular basis, so please check back here often to see what’s new and helpful for you, your colleagues, your family or friends. Below are some practical resources we hope you will find beneficial to strengthening your health and wellbeing.
Reducing anxiety and worry

FACE COVID – How to Respond Effectively to the Corona Crisis

In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.

MORE Reducing anxiety and worry resources
Practical self-care tips

Treat App

Made for health professionals by health professionals. Treat is a unique app designed to help you find calm, clarity and balance during your busy working day.

MORE Practical self-care tips
More resources to assist with managing the impact of COVID-19 as well as a wide range of other topics can be found in the Resource Toolkit in our Health and Wellbeing Toolkit
Join Glenn Taylor, CEO, for a quick chat about NMHPV. Glenn also introduces the Health and Wellbeing Toolkit, which includes a self-care plan to help nurses and midwives monitor and focus on their health and wellbeing.
GO TO Resource Toolkit
NMHPV: Have you ever wondered what we do?

Join our free Webinar this Thursday 6 August 2020 at 4.00pm

We will discuss how NMHPV works and how we can help you or a colleague. In this 60-minute panel discussion, we will answer your questions and share practical strategies. If you want to explore how you can enhance your health, wellbeing and self-care, please join us & register now before we run out of space.

At NMHPV, we understand the demands on nurses and midwives, so if you need support, please call us on 9415 7551 between 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, or email or visit
Nurse & Midwife Support is available 24/7 Australia wide on 1800 667 877 or visit  It's anonymous, confidential and free for nurses, midwives and students and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse or a midwife.
You can help us ensure Victoria's health services have healthy nurses and midwives. Thanks for your support.
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