Confidential support for Queensland nurses and midwives
NURSES and midwives across Queensland now have access to free, confidential health and well-being advice, thanks to a new national service.
Nurse and Midwife Support is the first national dedicated telephone and online service that provides 24/7 access to an experienced team who can provide advice and referral to nurses and midwives about their own health and wellbeing.
Turning Point program director Anthony Denham said many nurses and midwives were concerned with the lack of available services. “Without appropriate support services, many of these nurses and midwives can fall through the cracks if they don’t know where to seek help or fear the repercussions of notifying their employer,” Mr Denham said.
The service also offers support to nursing and midwifery students, educators, employers and concerned family members.
Mr Denham said the service was about providing anonymous, “no strings attached” support that helps nurses and midwives deal with health issues that may affect their personal lives and work. “I would encourage any nurse or midwife who needs our help to call us today, you are not alone – help is available.”