Support for Nurses and Midwives During COVID-19
Some of the common examples of what they are feeling are:
| Anxious and uncertain
| Tired and exhausted
| Guilty for not being at work
| Isolated due to social distancing and lockdown
| Worried about going home after work and infecting others
| Concerned that there is not enough support available
These concerns are to be expected at the moment and they can pass in time. However, many nurses and midwives ignore the negative impact of these feelings on their health and wellbeing and try to push through it, to their detriment. We know that early intervention provides better health outcomes.
The good news is, we are here to support you. Please reach out and call us on 9415 7551 between 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday or email: email@example.com
In addition, Nurse & Midwife Support is available 24/7 nationwide on 1800 667 877 or visit www.nmsupport.org.au. It’s anonymous, confidential and free for nurses, midwives and students and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse or a midwife.
Many more nurses and midwives have contacted us to report they are feeling unsettled and ‘just not right’. They associate these concerns with COVID-19.