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Resources for self-care during the COVID-19 crisis

Resources for self-care during the COVID-19 crisis

The Nursing & Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) and ANMF (Vic Branch) have collated the list of resources below to support you to stay healthy and positive throughout this unprecedented health crisis.

NMHPV is available for free and confidential support and counselling to nurses and midwives, and student nurses and midwives.

Counselling and support for nurses and midwives

Nursing & Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV)

NMHPV can be contacted on 03 9415 7551 or

Download a Self-care guide from the NMHPV site, written by nurse and wellness entrepreneur Kate Borradaile.

A message from NMHPV about coronavirus and what support they can offer you at this challenging time

Nurse & Midwife Support

Nurse & Midwife Support is a 24/7 national support service for nurses and midwives providing access to confidential advice and referral

Listen to an interview between Nurse & Midwife Support’s Mark Aitken and Sam Eddy about how nurses and midwives can manage stress as they work in this challenging time. Sam Eddy has a Master of Science (Psychology) and is a mental health first aider, experienced workplace trainer, coach and educator.

Here’s some information about the importance of self-care for nurses and midwives and links to self-care resources.

Meditation, mindfulness and self-care 

Treat app
Made for health professionals by health professionals, Treat is a unique self-care app designed to help you find calmness, clarity and balance during your busy working day.

Smiling mind app

Smiling mind is a free app that enables you to practise daily meditation and mindfulness exercises from any device.

Headspace app

Headspace is a meditation app. You can learn to meditate with the free basics pack, a 10-day beginner’s course that guides you through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness.

The VIA Institute on Character

The VIA Institute on Character is a not-for-profit organisation that helps people change their lives by tapping into the power of their own greatest strengths.

  1. Loving-kindness meditation – boost compassion
  2. Three good things – focus on gratitude

Mental health organisations

Beyond Blue
The mental health organisation Beyond Blue has collated information about looking after your mental health and your children’s mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Beyond Blue Support Service offers short term counselling and referrals by phone and webchat on 1300 22 4636.

Headspace for young people

Know a child or young person who’s needing someone skilled and objective to talk to during this health crisis? Headspace’s services are focused on people under 25.

eheadspace provides free online support and counselling to young people 12 – 25 and their families and friends.