Spotting & Preventing Burnout

Join Dr Barbara Mariposa to understand the signs and symptoms of burnout and learn strategies to prevent it.

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    The word “burnout”, a bit like the word ‘depression’, it can be used in day to day conversations in a casual way that risks downplaying its seriousness. It’s important to realise that, in 2019, burnout was recognised by the World Health Organisation as a significant and costly work-related illness, costly at a
    business level but more importantly costly at a personal level, especially as recovery can take time.

    In times of global and personal crisis the risk of burnout is greater, making it increasingly important that we look out for the work-related risks of this serious condition and prevent it occurring.

    This session explores what burnout is, some facts and figures, why it’s on the rise and the underlying factors. It explains what happens in the brain and body and how burnout impacts every corner of our health.

    The session teaches the signs and symptoms to look out for in ourselves and others and shares practical steps to prevent burnout and look after ourselves better. Crucially it also highlights the protective factors for everyone to embed a collective culture of wellbeing.

    You will leave the workshop with a greater understanding and awareness of this illness, and empowered with strategies to prevent it.

    The workshop is grounded in science and evidence, and is delivered by Dr Barbara Mariposa, Associate at Work Well Being. Barbara is a thought leader in the field of wellbeing, emotional intelligence, mental health, mindfulness, leadership, presence and the science that brings all these things together. Trained at the Royal Free Hospital, London, Dr Barbara worked internationally, in psychiatry and public health.