Work, Health and Emotional Lives of Midwives (WHELM)
Studies undertaken within this program of work use validated tools to measure rates of anxiety, stress, depression and burnout within the midwifery workforce.
This program of work is designed to identify factors that promote well-being and improve the working lives of midwives.
The primary goal of this project is to identify strategies that empower midwives and enable them to provide optimum care for women and babies in a sustainable way.
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
Publications: Cull, Hunter, Henley, Fenwick, Sidebotham. (2020). “Overwhelmed and out of my depth”: Responses from early career midwives in the United Kingdom to the Work, Health and Emotional Lives of Midwives study. Women and Birth, In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.01.003