Symptoms of burnout were historically associated with people exposed to high levels of stress and demands in the health sector or career-driven high achievers. However, it is now widely recognised that anyone who endures ongoing and excessive amounts of stress and unrelenting demands can be at risk of burnout, regardless of their profession.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines burnout as:
“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
People who are suffering from burnout may experience:
Exhaustion: emotionally, mentally and physically drained; no energy to deal with anything; feeling overwhelmed, helpless, hopeless and unable to cope.
Detachment: losing interest in people and activities; feeling numb, lacking any motivation or feeling cynical and resentful; leading to complete apathy.
Reduced Performance: struggle with routine tasks; lack of focus and initiative; negative thoughts and feelings.
Without interventions, burnout can lead to more serious feelings of apathy and worthlessness, so it is essential that people recognise when they are at risk of burnout and take control to improve their wellbeing.
This 3-hour course explores the causes and effects of burnout and provides positive, practical actions to address the condition, based on the latest scientific evidence.
Duration: This session is delivered virtually over 3 hours
Format: Virtual, live, interactive session
Delegate numbers: 12
Please contact us for information regarding availability and how we can tailor this training to meet your organisation’s requirements. Specific course objectives can be discussed with the trainer, and the course content can be adapted to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of the delegates.