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Nurse & Midwife Support offers national support services to nurses, midwives and students of the profession, 24 hours, 7 days a week -- because your health matters. Our podcasts hosts Australian nurses and midwives to discuss all the topics that matter most to our community.

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Nurse & Midwife Support offers national support services to nurses, midwives and students of the profession, 24 hours, 7 days a week -- because your health matters. Our podcasts hosts Australian nurses and midwives to discuss all the topics that matter most to our community.

    Support For Nurses And Midwives Struggling With Substances With Adam Searby

    Support For Nurses And Midwives Struggling With Substances With Adam Searby

    WARNING:
    This issue deals with sensitive issues including problems related to substance use. This is a complex and sensitive area and may be triggering for some, difficult for others and result in strong emotions. If this topic raises issues for you, now may not be the right time for you to read it. Give us a call on Nurse & Midwife Support on 1800 667 877 if you would like to talk about what you are feeling. 
    For many nurses and midwives, talking about problems related to substance use can be challenging, anxiety provoking and evoke complex feelings including fear, shame, and stigma. Many do not know where to start to access support.

    We thought you may need a helping hand if you are struggling with this issue yourself or supporting someone who is struggling.
    On this episode of the Your Health Matters podcast we speak to Registered Nurse Dr Adam Searby, lecturer at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health, Deakin University and president of Drug and Alcohol Nurses of Australasia (DANA).

    We discuss the complexity of substance dependency, its impact on nurses and midwives and the range of emotions it evokes.

    • 40 min
    Podcast - Managing COVID - 19 Fatigue With Marie Louise And Kerrie Otto De Grancy

    Podcast - Managing COVID - 19 Fatigue With Marie Louise And Kerrie Otto De Grancy

    The COVID-19 pandemic feels like a marathon. Many nurses and midwives have been racing against this pandemic since March 2020. We all want it to end. If you are feeling fatigued and exhausted by the impact of COVID-19, you are not alone. Chances are you feel like you haven’t had time to pause and catch your breath.

    We hear from nurses and midwives that they feel drained and don’t know how to refuel.

    We thought you may need a helping hand. On this episode of The Your Health Matters podcast we speak to Marie Louise and Kerrie Otto de Grancy, from the Evolve Yourself Institute (EYI) about the importance of your health, wellbeing and self-care and the impact of not doing so during challenging times.

    EYI is committed to supporting nurses and midwives to get their life on track with self-care practices and processes. They share some breathing and mindfulness activities to incorporate into your day and fortify yourself against chronic stress.

    Many nurses and midwives feel exhausted and often overwhelmed by the response required over the prolonged response required of them during the pandemic. It is vital to your wellbeing that you set time aside each day, even if it is 5 minutes, to give yourself self-care and take a moment to do something that allows you to pause, breathe, be still and start to recover.

    We hope this podcast supports you to pause, take a breath and focus on your health and wellbeing. If you’d like to talk, take a minute to reach out for support — give Nurse & Midwife Support a call on 1800 667 877.

    Your health REALLY does matter!
    Mark Aitken RN

    • 48 min
    Support for Mental Health With Jay Court

    Support for Mental Health With Jay Court

    On this episode of the Nurse & Midwife Support Your Health Matters podcast we speak to Jay Court about This Way Up, a digital program to support the mental health of nurses, midwives, and students.

    Jay Court is the Digital Mental Health Engagement Lead for This Way Up at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), St Vincent's Hospital Sydney. Jay has dual backgrounds in mental health nursing and communications.

    Jay discusses the importance of nurses and midwives taking care of their mental health, some of the challenges and barriers to this and how online digital mental health support removes access problems.

    This Way Up provides evidence-based programs and resources developed and run by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, researchers, and web technicians based at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) — a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital and the University of New South Wales.

    The This Way Up program and resources are based on iCBT, which is internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy. Jay discusses the This Way Up programs and how a nurse or midwife experiencing a mental health concern can access them. This Way Up offers specialised resources to support you during the pandemic, including five simple steps to calm your emotions, and tips for getting through.

    In this episode we talk about the importance of accessing support. I hope you find this our discussion informative and useful. Look after yourself and each other Your Health Matters.

    Mark Aitken RN
    Stakeholder Engagement Manager
    Nurse & Midwife Support

    • 28 min
    Clinical Supervision with Julie Sharrock

    Clinical Supervision with Julie Sharrock

    In this episode we talk to Julie Sharrock, an experienced registered nurse and clinical supervisor about the importance of clinical supervision. We explore the benefits and why professional self-care as an essential form of support for nurses and midwives.

    Clinical supervision is a formal process that aids supported reflection. It is one tool underutilised by nurses and midwives to provide support. Julie explains how the process helps nurses and midwives to develop their practice through regular time spent in reflective discussion with experienced and knowledgeable colleagues trained in providing clinical supervision — you won’t want to miss Julie drawing a parallel between clinical supervision and the Pensieve in Harry Potter! It’s the first time the wisdom of a Harry Potter character has made it to the Your Health Matters podcast, and we hope it won’t be the last time!

    The magic of support matters!

    Mark Aitken
    Stakeholder Engagement Manager

    • 52 min
    The Importance Of Support For Nurses And Midwives With Jackson Heilberg

    The Importance Of Support For Nurses And Midwives With Jackson Heilberg

    On this episode of the Nurse & Midwife Support podcast we speak to Jackson Heilberg, founder of The Nurse Break (TNB), about how vital it is that nurses, midwives and students access support whenever they need it.

    • 36 min
    Workplace bullying – personal stories with Tessa Moriarty and Elle Brown

    Workplace bullying – personal stories with Tessa Moriarty and Elle Brown

    Bullying in the workplace is never OK, but it is a reality for many. The experience can have a detrimental impact on health and wellbeing and may be related to long-term negative impacts.

    In the second part of this special double episode of the podcast Mark talks to Tessa Moriarty, a mental health nurse who shares her personal story of workplace bullying and how she recovered from the experience. Tessa shares that by the time she realised she was being bullied both her mental and physical health had been negatively affected.

    Elle Brown, Nurse & Midwife Support Senior Clinician also joins us to provide information and insights into what to expect if you contact Nurse & Midwife Support about workplace bullying and/or harassment and how we can assist you.

    • 48 min

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