Resources to Support Nurses and Midwives During COVID-19
Updates and Advice
Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
Information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) including symptoms, travel and what to do to reduce the risk of infection.
ANMF Vic Branch
Important links to the official federal and Victorian health department coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information for its members all in one place, so you don’t have to go looking. Please bookmark and check this page regularly.
ANMF Vic Branch: Library Resource Guides
Although fresh news is breaking daily, the library has put together online resources on COVID-19, to keep you up to date and how it may impact your practice.
Australian Government Department of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert, current situation and case numbers.
Coronavirus (COVID19) This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.
Reducing Anxiety and Worry
This Way Up
Free Online Tools for Coping with COVID-19. Explore our range of practical workbooks and helpful resources for coping with the stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic.
Black Dog Institute: Coronavirus: Resources for Anxiety & Stress
If you are looking for ways to look after your mental health while we practice physical distancing, please explore these pages that have been loaded with evidence-based resources and information.
University of Melbourne
Resilience and wellbeing during COVID-19 short videos by Professor Jill Klein.
Free online courses for healthcare workers: resilience, compassion fatigue and communication during COVID courses available .
FACE COVID – How to Respond Effectively to the Corona Crisis
In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance
Learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing and work/study performance in this online course.
The HeartMath Experience
Ease Stress Overload and Increase Your Resilience
COVID Trauma Response Working Group Rapid Guidance
Guidance for planners of the psychological response to stress experienced by hospital staff associated with COVID: Early Interventions.
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How to support a healthcare worker during the coronavirus.
Practical Self-Care Tips
Nurse & Midwife Support
Self-care techniques for nurses and midwives that we can build into our day so that we don’t just cope, but thrive.
Black Dog Institute
The importance of self-care planning during Coronavirus.
R U OK?
It is now even more important that we all promote a sense of community, reach out and ask our friends, family and colleagues, “Are you OK?”
Head to Health
The connections you make through relationships, places, and social activities can build a safety net for your physical and mental health. Healthy connections with family, friends, partners and co-workers, and having a pet, are known to lower levels of anxiety and depression, and raise self-esteem.
Rural Health Pro
Connecting people and organisations who care about keeping rural communities healthy.
Mindful. Zoom Exhaustion is Real
Here Are Six Ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected
How can we flip the moments of frustration we may feel towards each other into empathy and kindness? These 5 ways show you how.
The Kindness Pandemic
This Australian-based initiative promotes acts of kindness and helps people impacted by Coronavirus around the world.
VIA Institute on Character
Stay Mentally Strong with these Research-Based Activities.
Loving-Kindness Meditation - Boost Compassion with this Activity
Three Good Things - Focus on Gratitude with this Activity
Supports and Resources
Health and Wellbeing Toolkit
Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV) is pleased to provide you with resources to support your health and wellbeing.
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service is regularly updated with information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time.
Black Dog Institute
Practical evidence-based resources that provide individuals and workplaces with the tools they need to cope in the face of uncertainty.
COVID Coach App
A free mobile app designed to help people stay sane, connected, and cope with stress, navigate parenting and care-taking, and find resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This app speeds up contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). Downloading the app is completely voluntary.