Fatigued? Need to reset? After nine months of working through a pandemic, the Promoting health and wellbeing through COVID-19 event could be the practical day of self-care you need.
Arranged by ANMF (Vic Branch) and presented by the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV), Promoting health and wellbeing through COVID-19 is your day to reflect and rejuvenate in a safe space, ably facilitated by NMHPV staff who are nurses and midwives with qualifications including counselling.
It’s also an additional opportunity to acknowledge what you – Victorian nurses, midwives, nurse unit managers, midwife unit managers, educators and personal care workers – have achieved in 2020.
The webinar event will be run on Wednesday 25 November for nurse unit managers, midwife unit managers and educators, and on Friday 27 November for nurses, midwives and personal care workers. Register now. https://www.anmfvic.asn.au/events-and-conferences/2020/11/25/nmhp-wellbeing-online-event
The webinar will provide a forum to share your experiences of working and living in the COVID-19 pandemic and the feelings of anxiety, sadness, frustration and grief that nurses, midwives and personal care workers have been expressing as clients of NMHPV.
NMHPV will introduce the evidence-based ‘Stress temperature test’, the concept of the mental health continuum and NMHPV’s Self-Care Plan.
Practical elements of the day will also include discussion of self-care plans and setting boundaries between work and home, and activities that can support you in ‘down regulating’ the stress response.
Please note this event has limited places and is free to attend. A nominal registration fee applies to those registering to secure your place, which will be refunded to you after attending the event.
The NMHPV, funded by the state government is a free, independent and confidential counselling and support service for Victorian nurses, midwives, nursing and midwifery students, and has received additional state government funding to ensure it is available to personal care workers in residential aged care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact NMHPV on 9415 7551 or firstname.lastname@example.org to develop a self-care plan or to discuss any issue, big or small.
Promoting health and wellbeing through COVID-19 is part of the ANMF and NMHPV ‘I’m only human’ campaign, aimed at encouraging nurses, midwives and personal care workers to seek support and self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic.