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Christmas and New Year 2023/2024 office closure

Christmas and New Year 2023/2024 office closure

The ANMF (Vic Branch) office will be closed from 1pm, Friday 22 December 2023 and re-open 8.45am, Tuesday 2 January 2024.

If you are a member needing assistance, please complete the online Member Assistance form (scroll to the bottom of the page for the form). Our Member Assistance team will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible on our return.

An ANMF Industrial Officer will also be on-call on Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December between 8.45 and 5pm – for urgent matters only, such as termination of employment where a deadline to file is imminent, an AHPRA submission is due imminently, you have a Notice of Immediate Action, or a substantial portion of wages has not been paid. To get the contact number for the on-call Industrial Officer, contact 9275 9333 and follow the prompts.

For non-urgent matters, you may find the information you need on our member assistance page.

ANMF (Vic Branch) wishes members and your families and friends a safe and peaceful 2024.

Support services

Unfortunately, holiday periods can see an increase in domestic violence, sexual assault, alcohol abuse and mental health episodes. Often it is nurses, midwives and carers who are on the frontline dealing with the results of these issues while, at the same time, some may also be personally affected.

If you or your colleagues are experiencing family violence, please visit Safe Haven, which contains information specifically for nurses, midwives and carers.

Looking after yourself year-round is important, but it’s especially important during the upcoming season. The ANMF librarian has put together this collection of self-care and wellbeing resources to support you.

If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000.

The Nursing and Midwifery Health Program (NMHPV) will be open 8.30am–5pm weekdays (except public holidays) for those needing confidential support and referral; they can be contacted via the phone on 03 9415 7551.

If you need support outside those hours, contact Nurse and Midwife Support (24/7) 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 a