Incorporating Comorbidity E-News
Posted to ENEWS for Glenn Taylor on behalf of Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria (ex Victorian Nurses Health Program)
Dear valued stakeholder,
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).
The program was established in 2006 to provide advice, support and case management to Victorian nurses, midwives and students of nursing and midwifery facing the challenges of alcohol and other drug issues. Our scope expanded to include supporting those with mental health issues in June 2007.
We are the only health program of this kind available for nurses and midwives in Australia. Based at St Vincent’s Hospital in Fitzroy, the program expanded services to Ballarat, Shepparton and Traralgon in late 2009. We also now provide a local presence in Bendigo.
The announcement of the name change coincides with International Midwives Day. Whilst the program has always been available to midwives the new name reflects the recent national registration changes which view midwifery as a distinct profession.
Our name change marks a new chapter in the life of the organisation. Perception is also important and we hope that the name change makes the program appear more accessible and open to midwives who may need assistance with a health issue that they’re struggling with.
Our telephone contact details and service philosophy remain unchanged. Please go to www.nmhp.org.au for more information about the service.
For more information about the change in the service name contact Glenn Taylor on 03 9415 7551 or 0424 755 241.