Nurses or midwives stepping up to more senior roles rarely receive managerial training. Yet their responsibilities are substantial. The challenges of managing staff while being responsible for the clinical care of patients, can be daunting. This guide offers resources on self-care, well-being, leadership and management, to help with these complex challenges.
Resources on leadership and management from the ANMF (Vic Branch) Library
Audiovisual resources from Nurse & Midwife Support and NMHPV
Nurse & Midwife Support Podcast #1 – Thriving in midwifery and nursing
With Mark Aitken (Consultant and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Nurse & Midwife Support), Sam Eddy (executive coach and wellbeing trainer) and Dianne Lee (registered general and psychiatric nurse, registered psychologist)
The Healthcare wellbeing centre was launched early 2021 and provides support for all who work in clinical and non-clinical roles in health services, community health and aged and primary care settings.
NMHPV is a free, confidential and independent support service for nurses, midwives and nursing/midwifery students in need of support with sensitive health issues related to their substance use and/or mental health impairment.
Foureur, M., Besley, K., Burton, G., Yu, N., & Crisp, J. (2013). Enhancing the resilience of nurses and midwives: Pilot of a mindfulnessbased program for increased health, sense of coherence and decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Contemporary nurse, 45(1), 114-125.
Smiling Mind (for iPhone & iPad)A free resource that has range of mindfulness meditations. Content is tailored to those new to mindfulness and those familiar with the practice. Programs range in length and style, depending on your needs.
Smiling Mind (for Android)A free resource that has range of mindfulness meditations. Content is tailored to those new to mindfulness and those familiar with the practice. Programs range in length and style, depending on your needs.
Nursewell (for iPhone & iPad)Developed for nurses and midwives in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District to promote self-care and reflection.
Nursewell (for Android)Developed for nurses and midwives in the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District to promote self-care and reflection.
InsightTimerThis is probably the world’s most widely used meditation, sleep health and well-being app. It includes free mindfulness and well-being courses, yoga classes, talks and meditation for adults and children.
The app includes ‘sleep music’, soundscapes, bedtime tales and guided sleep meditations to help users relax and wind down at bedtime. It also has guided meditations and talks by meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from institutions including the University of Oxford.