RBWH Midwives Branch Wellbeing Day

RBWH Midwives Branch Wellbeing Day
Midwives, are you taking care of yourselves?

As midwives, caring is part of what we do. We're always looking after mothers and their babies, but too often we can forget to take care of ourselves. 

Join us for an exciting event where you'll hear from qualified wellness experts and learn practical tips you can use to look after yourself in the workplace or at home.  

Lunch will be provided.


Dr Belinda Maier, Strategic Midwifery Policy and Research Officer, QNMU 
Why we are midwives

Belinda has led a varied career in midwifery, ranging from private practice, agency work in rural communities, to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate midwives at university. She has acted as the Midwifery Advisor in the Office of the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for Queensland Health and has worked closely with First Nations women, having written South Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Antenatal Guidelines.

In 2006, Belinda earned her PhD with her work titled, ‘I do worry every single day’: An analysis of women’s narratives of worry about childbirth. Belinda’s passion is working to ensure that all women have equal access to midwifery, continuity of care, and safe and timely access to respectful and appropriate medical care when they require or choose it. 

Jane Stanfield, Health Service Improvement Coach 
Taking care of ourselves, so we can continue to care for others

With a career spanning over 30 years in both Clinical Midwifery and Clinical Governance, Culture and Leadership and Health Administration, Jane’s experience lies in coaching leaders and teams to implement local, relevant cultural change. Changes that energise and motivate healthcare providers to improve the safety and reliability of their care, and their ability to focus on the patient while caring for themselves, are her focus areas. Her key interest is examining how “the way we do things” affects our patient care and outcomes, and the practical steps we can take to make changes. Jane's current focus is bringing compassion back to healthcare for all involved!

Mark McConville, Comedian/Suicidologist, Adjunct Lecturer AISRAP (Griffith University) and Director of The Laughter Clinic 
Humour and laughter education

Mark is an accomplished stand-up comedian, emcee and keynote speaker and has been working in the Australian entertainment industry since 1998. In 2018, Mark graduated from Griffith University with a Master of Suicidology and was subsequently appointed to Adjunct Lecturer at The Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP), based at Griffith University. 

Mark's Laughter Clinic keynote presentation combines comedy and laughter with the latest information and research in the field of suicidology to produce a fun, yet very powerful event. He also draws on over 15 years of lived experience battling and overcoming depression. Mark has the innate ability to balance humour with easy to remember mental health strategies and take away messages.

This event is open to all midwife members and will provide 5 CPD hours. Prior registration is compulsory to attend. 

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3/26/2022 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Kedron-Wavell Services Club, VC Room 21 Kittyhawk Dr Chermside BRISBANE, QLD 4032 AUSTRALIA
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