It would be fair to say that many Australians are feeling overwhelmed at this time.
Dealing with the COVID-19 crisis while potentially still reeling from the impact of this summer’s devastating bushfires and their aftermath is hard on us all.
Nurses and midwives are always at the frontline when times get tough and while educated to manage challenging situations, they are not immune from an unhealthy stress response that may drain our reserves and put us at risk of burnout or compassion fatigue.
If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and potentially even insurmountable. Nurse & Midwife Support will help you deal with these challenges.
The organisation is updating information on its website as the COVID-19 situation emerges and encourage all nurses and midwives to visit them during this time for a whole range of support options.
Nurse & Midwife Support is available 24/7 nationwide to nurses, midwives, students and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse or a midwife. Call them on 1800 667 877 or email . The service is anonymous, confidential and free. For more information go to: www.nmsupport.org.au