The ANMF (Vic Branch) office will be closed over the Easter period, from Friday 7 April 2023 and will reopen on Wednesday 12 April 2023 at 08.45am.
Self-care during this period
Looking after yourself year-round is important, but during these extended general holiday periods it’s even more important, whether you are working or not. The ANMF librarian has put together this collection of self-care and wellbeing resources to support you.
If you are working over Easter, make sure you are receiving the correct penalty rates.
Evidence tells us that holiday periods can see an increase in domestic violence, sexual assault, alcohol abuse and mental health episodes. Often nurses, midwives and carers are on the frontline and, at the same time, may also be personally affected.
If you or your colleagues are experiencing family violence, the ANMF Safe Haven site contains information for nurses, midwives and carers.
If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000.
The Nursing and Midwifery Health Program (NMHPV) is available between 8.30am–5pm on Tuesday 12 April for those needing confidential support and referral; they can be contacted via the phone on 03 9415 7551.
If you need support over the public holiday dates, contact the 24/7 Nurse and Midwife Support service online or free call 1800 667 877.
Specialist services available 24/7, including public holidays
Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre – 1800 015 188
CASA (Centre against sexual assault) – 1800 806 292
1800 RESPECT – 1800 737 732
Directline (alcohol and drug) – 1800 888 236
Gambler’s Help – 1800 858 858
Lifeline (mental health) – 13 11 14
Switchboard Victoria (LGBTIQ) – 1800 184 527 (3pm to midnight)
MensLine Australia – 1300 789 978
Other specialist services (not 24/7)
Djirra – 1800 105 303 – assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault.
inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence – 1800 755 988 – services, programs and responses to issues of family violence in CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) communities.
Men’s referral service (No to violence) – 1300 766 491 – anonymous and confidential telephone service for men who are wanting to stop their violent or abusive behaviour.
Victims of Crime Victoria – 1800 819 817 – for men experiencing domestic violence
WIRE (Women’s Information and Referral Exchange) – 1300 134 130 – support and referral for women, nonbinary or gender diverse people on any issue over the phone, online and in-person.