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These agencies can provide specialist support tailored for healthcare workers in their field of work.

Nurses and midwives

Nurse & Midwife Support

24/7 confidential support, advice and referral for nurse and midwives, and nursing and midwifery students.

Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria

A free, confidential, and independent support service for nurses, midwives and students experiencing sensitive issues related to their mental health, substance use, family violence or any issue impacting their health and wellbeing.


Pharmacists Support Service

A confidential phone service to support pharmacists, pharmacist interns, students and family members of pharmacists experiencing distress.


DRS4DRS Victorian Doctors' Health Program

Tailored healthcare support for the medical workforce, in particular confidential support for doctors, medical students and their partners.

Australian Medical Association (AMA) Victoria Peer Support Service

Anonymous and confidential telephone support for any doctor or medical student experiencing distress. AMA membership isn’t necessary to access this service.      

Aged care workers

Department of Health COVID-19 aged care grief and trauma support services

The Australian Government Department of Health has published a list of services that provide grief and trauma support for those living, working and caring in the aged care sector, who have been impacted by COVID-19. You can download the poster.

All healthcare workers


Up-to-date advice, information and tools from the Department of Health to help you be well and be safe at work.

Black Dog Institute: The Essential Network 

Free consultations with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist are available to all Australian health professionals.

Hand-n-Hand COVID-19 Peer Support

Led by doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners with a background in mental health, this peer support network is for frontline healthcare workers during this pandemic.

Palliative Care Australia

Self-Care Matters is a Palliative Care Australia resource which aims to support you – whatever your role in palliative care – to prevent burnout and build resilience.

Pandemic Kindness Movement The Pandemic Kindness Movement was created by clinicians across Australia, working together to support all health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have curated respected, evidence-informed resources and links to valuable services to support the wellbeing of the health workforce.


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Page last updated: 01 Dec 2021

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