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Nurses and Midwives “You’re Only Human”

“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


Seeking out support and developing a self-care plan before you hit crisis point is a practical approach to living and working within a health pandemic. It only takes a few minutes to complete our self-care survey and develop your own self-care plan to monitor and focus on your health and wellbeing.

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In 2020 nurses and a midwives shared their experiences about working within the COVID-19 pandemic.

“People who aren’t healthcare workers don’t understand what we’ve been through.” – a nurse


The video message to nurses and midwives 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 your physical and mental health.

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Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) has partnered with the ANMF (Vic Branch) in the ‘I’m only human’ campaign.

It’s been a marathon working and living in the COVID-19 pandemic for over two years. Nurses, midwives and students are exhausted and traumatised.

In 2022 five Victorian nurses and midwives: Hailee (midwife), Mel (nurse), Jameson (student/graduate nurse), Catherine (mental health nurse) and Jean (aged care nurse) talk about the impacts of working and living through a pandemic two years running.

You’re only human. Don’t wait to hit crisis point before you seek help.

Contact us on 03 9415 7551 or admin@nmhp.org.au. Alternatively, call Nurse & Midwife Support 24/7

on 1800 667 877 for confidential advice.

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