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The Cost of Caring


Post pandemic, we are experiencing new challenges within our organisations. The need to focus on wellbeing and engagement is more of a priority than ever. Investing in people – the whole person – is now paramount. This is even more prevalent in the caring and public service professions.

With reported spikes in anxiety and mental health issues, as well as the physical and emotional fatigue managers have experienced, it is not unusual that people in the caring professions find themselves ‘running on empty’, emotionally drained. They may fall victim to burnout, compassion fatigue, or simply find it difficult to switch off when they get home.

We have created a workshop in response to the growing number of care staff and managers reporting increased levels of burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary trauma within their teams.

The workshop will help colleagues and managers recognise the behaviours that lead to feelings of overwhelm and identify when they – or their team members – need extra support. We will share some practical tips to enable individuals to balance their core values and drivers with the rewards of their roles and reconnect with a true purpose.

This one-day workshop will:

  • Introduce participants to the concepts of compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and burnout.
  • Explore the contributing factors that can leave people feeling vulnerable
  • Help participants develop an early-warning-system to identify and address signs of compassion fatigue before they ‘go into the red’.
  • Explore the importance of healthy transitions from work to home.
  • Help participants reconnect with the why and the rewards of their work. Working in a helping field can be deeply rewarding and sometimes people lose contact with their love of the job.

This workshop is aimed at people in the caring professions as well as anyone working in service to the public.

For more information, contact Jemma MacLean at jemma@insight-hrc.co.uk

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If you would like to discuss how we can help your organisation, then please get in touch with a member of our team.