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Self-care resources

Your health matters: A guide from Nurse and Midwife Support 

 

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As nurses, midwives and students we know you understand the importance of staying healthy. However, the caring nature of the profession, teamed with increasingly busy lives, may mean that you put other people’s health ahead of your own. To guide you Nurse & Midwife Support has put together a range of tailored resources on topics including exercise, mindfulness and sleep 

A guide to staying healthy 

Understanding drought-related stress – video for health professionals

This Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health video is for health professionals wanting to understand the impact of drought on mental health and outlines how to support patients impacted by the drought. The advice in this video is not intended for patients with a diagnosable mental illness. Find this video and other drought resources on the Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health website.

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Track how you are going

This useful resource from the Centre of Rural and Remote Mental Health helps you assess how you are going and provides tips on what to do and how to get help.

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The Mindful Nurse – podcast

In this podcast from Nurse & Midwife Support, Lucinda Jones van-Buuren – “The Mindful Nurse” – shares some valuable insights including don’t be scared to ask for support, self-awareness is essential for a healthy mind, and the importance of mediation or mindfulness as a daily practice.

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The Black Dog Institute Psychological Toolkit

The Psychological Toolkit is a collection of practical resources available for health professionals to assist in the management of mental illnesses in their clinical work. The material includes questionnaires to assist health professionals in the assessment of depression, charts to assist with treatment protocols, tools for self-monitoring, and exercises for patients.

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Taking Care of Yourself Following a Natural Disaster

Extreme weather events can have a big impact on those affected. If there has been a disaster or extreme weather event in your area, there are things you can do to take care of yourself and your mental health. Find out more with this fact sheet from the Rural Adversity and Mental Health Program.

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Resilience – a positive characteristic for rural and remote health practitioners

Is resilience out of favour? Apparently, suggesting one should be resilient is saying we should ‘suck it up’ and get on with it, and this is not the way that things should be done in this day and age. Resilience is defined as the ability to adapt successfully in the face of adversity. Remote and rural health practitioners need this adaptation to adversity to maintain their own mental health, so they can continue to provide excellent care to their patients. 

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R U OK? – Mateship Manual

R U OK? has developed ‘The Mateship Manual’ a short simple guide with tips, resources and more to help you start a conversation with someone who’s doing it tough in rural and remote areas.

By asking and listening, we can help our mates and loved ones feel more supported and connected. The R U OK? Mateship Manual is a simple and practical guide that will help you do this.

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Podcast: Your mental health matters

The mental health of nurses, midwives and students is important. Mental health is not only necessary to living a full life; it is vital for nurses, midwives and students to ensure a well-functioning healthcare system.

In this podcast from Nurse & Midwife Support, host Mark Aitken RN is joined by experienced mental health nurse Anne and nurse/midwife Sonya who share their insights into maintaining mental health.

A full transcript is provided.

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The Mindful Nurse, Lucinda Jones van-Buuren

Podcast: The Mindful Nurse

The Mindful Nurse Lucinda Jones van-Buuren joins Nurse & Midwife Support to discuss how practising mindfulness can assist nurses and midwives. Lucinda has some valuable insights to share, including not being afraid to ask for support, self-awareness being essential for a healthy mind, and the importance of mediation or mindfulness as a daily practice to promote wellbeing.

This podcast is part of Nurse and Midwife Support’s 2018/19 summer podcast series.

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Podcast: Hopelessness is the most infectious disease

MJA InSight has brought together its top 10 articles for 2018 and doctors’ health, with mental health a particularly strong theme. Explore speaking out, seeking help and getting treatment from a personal perspective as individuals share their stories.

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Let's talk rural mental health podcast

Podcast: Disasters, Trauma and Mental Health

In this podcast the Centre for Remote and Rural Mental Health focuses on what happens to our mental health when we experience emergencies and disasters. Disasters can strike at any time. From car accidents to natural disasters we can find our mental health pushed and tested in many ways. Listen for tips about keeping yourself and those around you mentally well during tough times.

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Online course: Mental Health Disorders Training for Rural Practitioners

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine provides this four-week online course, which has a focus on rural and remote Australia.

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Get your “Glove Box Guide to Mental Health”

The 2018 Glove Box Guide to Mental Health, released by The Land in partnership with the Rural Adversity Mental Health Program (RAMHP), is a 64 page resource which includes personal stories, advice, support and contact information to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of rural communities.

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Doctors for Colleagues

AMA (NSW) has asked GPs interested in taking on doctors as patients to volunteer to be included in a registry. AMA (NSW) hopes the registry will provide easier access to care and remove some of the barriers preventing health professionals from seeking help.

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Big year for doctors’ mental health

MJA InSight has brought together its top 10 articles for 2018 and doctors’ health, with mental health a particularly strong theme. Explore speaking out, seeking help and getting treatment from a personal perspective as individuals share their stories.

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7 tips from farmers for staying mentally tough during drought

A drought is one of the toughest challenges a farmer can face. It chips away at their finances, emotions and mental health.But in the face of these challenges, their resilience shines through. Rural Weekly has put together some tips from folk from the land on how they stay strong during the dry.

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