You’re only human – support during COVID-19
“People who aren’t healthcare workers don’t understand what we’ve been through.” – a nurse
Nurses, midwives and AINs have shared their experiences about working within the COVID-19 pandemic in new posters and videos aimed at encouraging others to develop a self-care plan and seek support with Nurse Midwife Support.
“25 of the staff and almost all of the residents contracted COVID. It’s been very hard, very stressful.” – an assistant in nursing
The message to nurses, midwives and personal care workers is that while you’ve been doing an amazing job working within COVID-19, you’re only human. The stress of working and living within a health pandemic has been ongoing for months – and long-term stress can have serious impacts on our physical and mental health.
Seeking out support and developing a care plan with Nurse Midwife Support before you hit crisis point is a practical approach to living and working within a health pandemic.
“It’s taking even more from us than usual. Not only are we coping with our own lives at home but trying to give 100% at work. It’s a difficult time.” – a midwife
Nurse Midwife Support is available to nurses, midwives, nursing and midwifery students, and personal care workers working in residential aged care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service offers free, independent and confidential support and counselling. Nurse Midwife Support is staffed mainly by mental health nurses, and midwives with additional qualifications in counselling.
You can contact Nurse Midwife Support through their website, or by calling 1800 667 877.