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Holiday shutdown and support over the season

Holiday shutdown and support over the season

Christmas closure. Photo by Shutterstock

End of year office closure

The ANMF office will be closed from 1pm, Friday 24 December and re-open 8.45am, Tuesday 4 January. During this time on non-public holiday weekdays a small number of ANMF staff will monitor member assistance inquiries to ensure urgent matters receive a response. An ANMF officer will also be on-call (except on public holidays and weekends) between 8.45 and 5pm, for urgent matters only, such as a member being dismissed. For clarity the ANMF staff on-call days are 27, 28 and 31 December.

For non-urgent matters, you may find the information you need on our member assistance page or complete our member assistance inquiry form. However, member assistance inquiries lodged within the above dates may not be responded to until after 4 January, with priority given to the most urgent.

Support services

The holiday season can sadly be a fraught time with increasing numbers of 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.

Looking after yourself all-year-round is important, but with the Christmas season fast approaching, its even more important. 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 – 9415 7551. If you need support outside those hours, contact Nurse and Midwife Support (24/7).

Specialist services available 24/7, including public holidays

Other specialist services (not 24/7)