Mental health services receive $74 million boost to support Australians during COVID-19

Mental health services are set to receive a $74 million boost as part of the federal government’s $1.1 billion health and domestic violence package announced yesterday to combat the effects of COVID-19. Beyond Blue will receive $10 million to run a dedicated coronavirus mental health hotline that will provide information, counselling and referrals online and […]

COVID-19 aged care restrictions must include steps to reduce harm and maintain wellbeing

The potential harm caused by wide-ranging restrictions on nursing homes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including limitations on visits by family, must be countered by additional measures, such as access to video chats, to ensure vulnerable residents maintain health and quality of life, the Chair of the Aged Care Royal Commission, Tony Pagone […]

Tips to get along with your NUM

Politics on the ward don’t always run smoothly but if your relationship with your Nurse Unit Manager is suffering, work can be especially challenging. So what steps can you take to improve the way you interact with your manager? We asked Nurse & Midwife Support for their top tips. Don’t think your manager needs to […]