Common in helping professions, compassion fatigue may be a resulting factor from constant involvement in helping others and direct or indirect exposure to traumatic events. Not only limited to professional helping roles, if you find yourself regularly taking on a helping, listening or supportive role for others, you may be prone to compassion fatigue as well. Burnout, on the other hand, can occur from prolonged work stress in general, resulting from a long period of unresolved job-related stress.
Many individuals often experience symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, both physical and psychological, but fail to seek appropriate diagnosis or treatment for the same, especially within the current COVID-19 pandemic. Join us in this interactive workshop, as we explore the signs, symptoms and causes of compassion fatigue and burnout, and come up with effective strategies to seek support and cope with the same!
Going through a mental health challenge can make you feel isolated and afraid, among many other things. I remember feeling this way when I was in a difficult place, and that's when I signed up for a buddy circle at HiO. Although I was scared at first, that changed to relief and a sense of hope. The buddy circle reminded me that I'm not completely alone in my journey; help and company is always an arm's reach away :')
Buddy Circle serves exactly what it promises! I remember being a little nervous about my first session, but as you see people open up one by one and you relate with other's struggles, it feels like you're a part of a community, and you can really understand each other. What I liked about the buddy circle was that it always provides us with a learning strategy, something to take back and implement in your everyday life.