The Australian College of Nursing deeply saddened by Melbourne’s Bourke St Mall tragedy
The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is deeply saddened to hear about the tragic events that have occurred in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall today.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said “ACN sends sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, and those who have been injured will remain in our thoughts over the days and weeks ahead.”

Adjunct Professor Ward said “ACN is mindful that nurses and our professional colleagues are providing care to so many touched by this tragedy. We are proud of their leadership at such a difficult time and encourage them to seek any support that they may need now or in the days ahead.” ACN encourages anyone that needs help to contact any of the following helplines:

Lifeline on 13 11 14
MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36
Headspace on 1800 650 890
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