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The wellbeing of healthcare workers is critical to patient safety.

While looking after the mental health and wellbeing of our healthcare workers has always been important, the pandemic has made this an immediate priority for our health sector. Never has it been more important to care for your own mental health and wellbeing and for that of your employees, colleagues, family members or loved ones.

Do you need support now?

Applications are open for Phase 2 of the Initiative

What is the Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers initiative?  

We're excited to offer Victorian health services an opportunity to participate in Phase 2 of the Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers Initiative. This statewide initiative aims to promote joy in work and decrease burnout to improve the wellbeing of Victorian healthcare workers. Participating teams will use improvement science to identify and implement ideas to create individual and system-level changes.  

Read a summary of Phase 1 of the Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers' Initiative

We're accepting applications from a diverse range of healthcare settings, including public and private hospitals, community health, aged care and primary care.  

The Initiative will commence in April 2023 and run through June 2024. 

Our top tips for March

✔️ Shift work, overtime, work-related stresses and other commitments can affect your sleeping schedule. This Sleep, fatigue and stress in healthcare workers fact sheet by Black Dog Institute provides practical tips to have a good sleep for physical recovery and emotional health growth. 

✔️ Join NurseStrong Facebook Group (monitored by the Australian College of Nursing) where you can seek and share advice for wellbeing, and motivate and support other healthcare workers across the country.

✔️ Healthy Minds app (for iOS and Android) is a user-friendly platform for stress management. Take advantage of this app and try a wide range of exercises focused on awareness, connection, insight and purpose for better mental wellness.

Stay connected

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These 15 minute live sessions help you stop and check your own vital obs, support your nervous system and find your feet.
Hear professionals discuss wellbeing issues and programs and tactics to address them.
These agencies provide specialist support tailored for healthcare workers in their field of work.
We've gathered a list of resources and tools that you can use for your own wellbeing or in your service.
Resources and ideas specifically for people managers and health care leaders.
Get support from healthcare workers.
Learn more about workplace wellbeing and implementing programs in your service.
Sign up for emails from the healthcare worker wellbeing centre.
The centre provides support for all who work in clinical and non-clinical roles in health services, community health and aged and primary care settings

Page last updated: 07 Mar 2023