The importance of health and wellbeing for nurses and midwives cannot be emphasised enough, particularly during times of high-stress and uncertainty. In this quick chat, Mark Aitken, Stakeholder Engagement Manager of Nurse Midwife Support (NM Support), provides practical strategies and tips to reduce the negative health impacts of work-related stress.
Mark Aitken has been a proud registered nurse for over 30 years. He has worked in many areas of nursing and midwifery, including general surgical and medical units, critical care, sexual and reproductive health, education, research, project management, maternity services and residential, community and speciality aged care services. Supporting nurses and midwives has been a constant in Mark’s career. He believes that patients receive the best care when staff are supported. Mark is currently the stakeholder engagement manager at Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support). NM Support provides nurses and midwives, students and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse or midwife with confidential, anonymous and free advice and referral. The goal of NM Support is to promote better health for nurses, midwives and students, as well as safer care for the public. See Educator Profile