03-01-2018 02:43 PM
For the "average" person, the holiday break provides a time to unwind and relax after a big year. For those of us with a loved one with a mental illness, it can mean added stress through services being closed, disruptive routines, triggering holidays - things that the "average" person wouldn't understand.
This is why January frequently "burn out" time for many of us.
During this Topic Tuesday we will discuss noticing and managing burn out when it creeps in. Whether you have wonderful strategies to share or are in the middle of it all and need help - join us from 7pm AEDT.
Two things you can do now:
1) Hit the 'Like' button below if you want an email reminder on the night
2) Read our blog about Burn Out
22-01-2018 06:56 PM
A big welcome to @SUZZ @cheerbear29 @Hari @MandyO @Mummybear @montessori @Timo375 @Jadedjenny @Faith-and-Hope @Former-Member @Former-Member @Crackedmug @Shaz51 @BJK @Rbc @outlander @Dhg @Waterfall @Determined who hit 'Like' on this post to get a reminder about this session.
A super big welcome to those who are new to this community. Just to give you a bit of an idea of how tonight will work - we will be having a community discussion about the topic of burnout. In order the see the latest post, you have to 'refresh' your page to see it - it won't automatically pop up. You will also need to keep an eye on page numbers, at either the top or bottom of the page.
Don't worry too much if you miss some posts, just feel free to respond to what you can, when you can, (and if you want!)
If you would like more information on how to use the Forums, you can check out this 'How-To' guide.
I will be sharing some information about burnout, but this discussion is very much open for people to share their experiences - including what works and what doesn't work. We're all experts in our own experience, and by sharing yours, you may just help someone else.
Stay tuned for kick off in 5 mins
23-01-2018 07:01 PM
Welcome to our first Topic Tuesday of the year.
We chose this topic because sometimes the holiday season isn’t actually a ‘holiday season’ at all – in fact it can be the opposite and we are faced with burn out.
Tonight we are here to talk about what burnout is (though if you’re here it’s likely you have identified that you’re either burnt out or on the road to it) and share strategies with each other on managing current burn out and prevention for the future.
How about we start off by having a check in – how are you all travelling? On a scale of 1 (I’m awesome) to 5 (I’m so burnt out) where would you place yourself at the moment?
23-01-2018 07:03 PM
Balanced at 2.5 😊
23-01-2018 07:05 PM
23-01-2018 07:07 PM
I was beyond 5 over Xmas and New Year but have since recovered! Not a great place to be.
23-01-2018 07:08 PM
Hi @Shaz51 and everyone 😀
23-01-2018 07:10 PM
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