Welcome to our webinar series, ‘Healthy Discussions’.

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

The topics we will cover are based on what you’re telling us is important to you. We hope you find this webinar series interesting and valuable.

Please email your feedback and ideas for upcoming webinars to Mark Aitken at: sepo@nmhp.org.au

Webinar Series: Healthy Discussions

Episode 2

Managing our stress response and understanding trauma through COVID-19  

November 2020

In this webinar, Rob Gordon shares his knowledge on how to successfully understand and manage the stress response and trauma many have faced this year and may continue to experience in the weeks and months ahead.

Host: Mark Aitken | Guest: Rob Gordon | Duration: 54:43



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.

Mark Aitken


Episode 1

NMHPV: Have you ever wondered what we do?

August 2020

In this 60-minute panel discussion, we will answer your questions and share practical strategies to overcome these barriers. It’s our aim to give you an understanding of the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) including: how it works, how it can help you or a colleague, and to reinforce the message that not being OK is perfectly OK, and there’s many approaches to getting help.

Host: Mark Aitken | Panellists: Glenn Taylor, Carolyn McDonald, Kayanne Breinstampf  | Duration: 56:43