Stress Management and Burnout

A Conference to Support Wellness for Nurses and other Health Professionals
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28 Mar – 04 Apr 2025 | Cruising The South Pacific
departing Brisbane | 24 CPD Hrs

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 7908 7774
Email: [email protected]

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Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below.

If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or contact the team from Education at Sea, our conference partners, on 02 7908 7774 or [email protected].

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Conference Synopsis

Both stress and burnout impact health care workers – this conference explores the key issues surrounding stress and burnout. It provides a Mindfulness workshop to enhance the healthcare workers’ ability to manage stress and explore strategies to strengthen their emotional wellbeing and personal and professional lives.

Stress should be viewed as a process rather than a definitive diagnosis. It occurs when there is an issue between the demands placed upon us and our ability to handle them. How intensely and extensively stress affects an individual largely hinges on their perspective towards a given situation.

Burnout is a work-related stress syndrome resulting from chronic exposure to job stress. The term was introduced in the early 1970s by psychoanalyst Freudenberger and has subsequently been defined by Maslach et al. as consisting of three qualitative dimensions: emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and depersonalization, reduced professional efficacy and personal accomplishment.

Mindfulness is more than a strategy for managing difficult situations. It is a way to cultivate a more balanced relationship with oneself in relation to the realities of life. Mindfulness can better be understood as a way of being and living rather than a tactic or strategy for life.

By providing the opportunity to devote attention to the processes that underlie mindfulness and explore scientific findings related to mindfulness, this training differs from other programs and provides attendees with the tools to enhance their wellbeing.

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Conference Learning Outcomes

At this conference, you will:

  • Explore what stress is and strategies to manage same
  • Discuss why workplace stress can lead to burnout
  • Review the consequences of burnout to the individual and the organisation
  • Undertake a mindfulness workshop that will provide strategies to assist manage stress
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You Will Also Learn

  • What wellness is and strategies to achieve same in your personal and professional life
  • The impact of shiftwork on health
  • What stress is and its impact on the individual
  • Burnout and the consequences for an individual on their personal and professional life
  • How what we think impacts how we feel which leads to how we behave.
  • The issue of suicide in the health professions
  • Key strategies to assist a suicidal person
  • The importance of sleep and how to achieve same in a 24 hour roster environment
  • The latest research on gut health and mental health
  • One deep dive into a specific element of mindfulness per session
  • Integrating information and practice with scientific evidence and insights
  • Detailed explanations covering the reasons for certain practices
  • Small practices that aim to increase the integration of mindfulness into daily life
  • Examining mindfulness in the broader context of life and how we perceive things
  • Understanding the foundation of processes that mindfulness rest upon

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:

Sue Walker


Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including key issues such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact on the health of the clinician.

Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their caring nature and commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. Our health care system relies on Nurses to work extra shifts, longer shifts, double shifts. It relies on Nurses and Midwives willingly changing their plans to meet the needs of the organisation, to the detriment of their own personal lives and relationships.

“Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession. It is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.” To continue to meet this professional and community expectation, our healthcare system needs to stop relying on Nurses and Midwives to rescue it, and Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution and assert their professional needs to ensure reasonable workloads and conditions that are enjoyed by other professions.

Conference Program:

The Conference is delivered in two formats in the spirit of adult learning. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room, and the online library is open one month before the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter/s, which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentations form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities. They are delivered to you before the commencement date so you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two-week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program – full conference program still to be finalised.

Depart Brisbane

1600: We set sail
Make sure you are on deck for the set-sail festivities.
Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel Evening: Conference Registration and Drinks
Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

Conference Day

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Sessions included today:

  • Defining Wellness
  • The Impact of Shiftwork on Health
  • The Importance of Sleep
  • Understanding Stress

Evening: Optional social get together

Conference Day

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Sessions included today:

  • Burnout and the Impact on the Individual
  • Your Belief System
  • Emotional Health and Suicide
  • Gut Health

Evening: Optional social get together

MYSTERY ISLAND, NEW CALEDONIA | Explore at your Leisure

Mystery Island is the South Pacific at its best. The water is crystal clear & the bluest of water, so grab your snorkel & swim with turtles & gorgeous tropical fish in this tropical paradise.

Port Villa, Vanuatu| Explore at your Leisure

With its picturesque scenery, crystal blue waters and friendly locals, this port is a must for travellers looking for an unforgettable adventure.

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Mindfulness Attention and the Now
  • The issue with Automatic Behaviour
  • Judgement
  • Acceptance

Evening: Optional social get together

Conference Day

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Sessions included today:

  • Goals
  • Compassion
  • The Ego
  • Integration
  • Bringing it all Together
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Evening: Conference Farewell

Share a drink and say farewell to friends and colleagues.

Arrive Brisbane

0630: Disembark - safe travels!

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The Venue:

Quantum of the seas

Cruising on the Quantum of the Seas is an excellent experience for those looking for a unique and high-tech cruise experience with plenty of amenities, dining options, and entertainment.

You will love the innovative amenities, high-tech features, dining options and the array of entertainment options available.  

Let's talk about your accommodation

Relax in a style & smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining Options

You've got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

There is plenty of choice but where to start? Including four new dining options - Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Pizzeria del Capitano and Seafood Shack.

Relax and unwind

Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. We know — sitting at home, it’s hard to imagine that, but trust us — it’s really, really nice to have a place to unwind from the day’s excitement.

Escape to a world designed, from the ground up, for relaxation. Vitality℠ Spa staff are masters (or, maybe more like artists) trained in the craft of simply helping you chill.

take in a stage show

Here's your chance to dip a toe into onboard entertainment, activities, bars and more… so that when you cruise, you're ready to dive headfirst into the fun.

There's stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.

CPD Conference Partner

Education at Sea

Education at Sea is an Australian business founded by experienced Nurses who wanted to offer a better alternative for CPD education for their fellow Nurses.
Cruise your way to professional development
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Can I Bring the Family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure.

Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid’s club program.

Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion’s travel arrangements.

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What if I need kid-free time?

If you want to mix only with adults, most ships have an area with entry only available to people over the age of 18..

Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean – and disconnect from everything else.

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Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

We sure can……whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship our Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

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Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

We can’t promise – but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

Contact the fabulous team at Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774 for more information.

Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.
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Happy attendees of cruise conferences

I always enjoy Sue Walker’s presentations. She is very fabulous at including everyone. I always enjoy Nursing CPD presentations. I’ve been attending since 2011 and have never been disappointed. I look forward to my next adventure in learning and travelling


Weight loss and Wellness | Port Douglas | 2023

Presented so well, Sue captures the audience in a calm & happy way. Meditation should be a daily part of our lives & having the knowledge from Sue l am sure my day will be more calm as l practice what Sue has shown us.


Personal and Professional Grief and Challenges Retreat | O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat | 2022

Sue provided an efficient and constructive environment in the way that she presented the material. She made sure that all of the attendees understood every aspect of the material before moving on. She didn’t simply give us the answers to questions and made sure that all in attendance were actually learning the material as intended. Amazing instructor and I very much look forward to how she may improve in the future, amazing that this was her first course.


Standard Mental Health First Aid | Bundaberg | 2023


  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • A Conference Presenter who is a recognised expert in her field and is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenters
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key, which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference, including the session synopsis and session presenters
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.
The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incurring any financial loss.

Registration Costs $1290.00

Please Note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.
This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

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