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Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria

This program is an independent, discreet support service for nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students with impaired health relating to alcohol and drug issues or mental health concerns.

Those with a drug or alcohol issue or mental health concern can seek confidential help and support through the Victorian Nurses Health Program (VNHP).

Based on the successful Victorian Doctors Heath Program, the NMHPV assesses clients and co-ordinates the required health services, provides ongoing support, reviews treatment, provides relapse prevention and monitoring strategies and develops a re-entry to work plan if appropriate.

The NHMPV also conducts information seminars at health and education facilities outlining the service and how to identify if either you or a colleague has impaired health due to these factors.

The NHMPV is an ANMF (Victorian Branch) initiative supported and funded through nurses' and midwives' registration fees. The health program runs independently of both the ANMF and the Australian Health Pracitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA).

If you think you have a problem, or a nurse, midwife or student nurse or student midwife you care about is at risk - call the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm on 03 9415 7551.

For out of hours support relating to drug and alcohol issues or mental health concerns, the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria recommends contact with Directline on 1800 888 236. (Directline is a 24-hour anonymous telephone support service offering counseling, information, education and referral to treatment and other support services).

New nurses' health program opens its doors
Nurses who have a drug, alcohol or mental illness can now seek confidential help and support through the Victorian Nurses Health Program (VNHP). [ READ MORE ]

News

Temporary reprieve for vital Nurses and Midwives Health Program Victoria - 10 October 2012
The Australian Nursing Federation (Victorian Branch) has welcomed a temporary funding reprieve for Victoria's unique Nursing and Midwifery Health Program - an independent support service for nurses and midwives with a substance use or mental health issue and their employers. [ READ MORE ]
New name for Victorian nurses and midwifery health program - 19 July 2011
The Victorian Nurses Health Program (VNHP) has launched its new name the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (NMHPV), with renewed calls for its funding to be guaranteed beyond 2013. [ READ MORE ]
VNHP now NMHP Victoria - 25 May 2011
The Victorian Nurses Health Program, which supports nurses and midwives throughout Victoria who have substance concerns or mental health issues, has officially changed its name to the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria (NMHPV). [ READ MORE ]
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Nursing and Midwifery Health Program, Victoria
This program provides help and support to nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students with alcohol, substance use and related mental health issues.
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Resources
Victorian Nurses Health Program brochure
Information about the Victorian Nurses Health Program
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