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We’re pleased to connect with you and share relevant and practical information to assist in enhancing your health and wellbeing.

The topics we have planned are based on what you’re telling us is important to you. We hope you find this podcast series both enjoyable and informative. Please email your feedback and ideas for future podcasts to Mark Aitken at sepo@nmhp.org.au

Episode 5: Healers navigate the quest for improved sleep

Host: Cheri Huggins | Guest: Dr Moira Junge | Duration: 51:29 | Published: 6 December 2023

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Episode 4: Have you ever wondered why Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) has a focus on family violence?

Host: Mark Aitken | Guest: Rachael Pallenberg | Duration: 39:36 | Published: 21 May 2021

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Episode 3: Tips for nurses and midwives on how to make health, wellbeing and self-care a priority with a bonus mindfulness activity

Host: Mark Aitken | Guest: Guest: Carolyn McDonald | Duration: 42:00 | Published: 3 October 2020

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Episode 2: How to deal with stress during crisis and check that you and those around you are okay

Host: Mark Aitken | Guest: Sam Eddy | Duration: 47:27 | Published: 8 September 2020

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Episode 1: Keys to a nurse or midwife thriving in recovery from their alcohol or other drug (AOD) addiction (a personal story)

Host: Mark Aitken | Guest: Heather Pickard | Duration: 34:24 | Published: 30 May 2020

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About Our Host: Mark Aitken

Mark Aitken is the Deputy Director of the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) and the host of our podcast series, ‘Conversations that Connect’. Mark has worked at the NMHPV for over three years and was part of the team who set up Nurse & Midwife Support.

Mark has been a proud registered nurse for over 30 years. He has worked in many and varied areas of nursing and midwifery, including general surgical and medical units, critical care, sexual and reproductive health, education, research, project management, maternity services and residential, community and specialty aged care services.

Mark is passionate about ensuring nurses, midwives and students have support for any issue whenever they need it. You care for others, so let us care for YOU.

About Our Host: Cheri Huggins

Cheri has a background in Mental Health Nursing and is also a registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role as senior clinician at the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program. Cheri has developed a keen interest in the health and well-being of older nurses and midwives.

Recognising and relating to the unique challenges that come with age in today's workplace. Cheri is passionate about empowering individuals to live their best lives and overcome barriers to that.

Podcast Series: Conversations that Connect