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Looking After Yourself

Employees and volunteers of Ambulance Victoria rely on the support of their partners, children, and other family members. We understand that the stresses they bring home can impact you too.

We want to make sure that you feel supported and can access the appropriate services if and when they are needed.

Caring for a loved one who is struggling can have a big impact on your own mental health. Looking after yourself is important for your health and wellbeing, as well as theirs. Try not to feel guilty for taking time for yourself – remember that doing so enables you to have the energy and strength needed to support the ones you love.

It can be difficult to know where to start, especially when it feels like you have no time left in the day. Here are some suggestions about putting self-care into practice:


Looking after your physical health

Looking after your emotional health

Family violence and safety

Accessing support