Can those who burn out find new ways of working and thrive? How do we prevent burnout?
Levels of reported burnout in healthcare staff are soaring, and increased further in the pandemic. Exhausted health professionals are often doing jobs that previously 3 people would do. They can feel angry when their ‘well-being’ is checked on, or they are offered a short mindfulness session in order to cope. Indeed some of the strongest evidence for reducing burnout is for organisational-directed interventions.
‘Mindfulness for Everyone’ is a series of twenty free podcasts, developed by Dr. Craig Brown, where you can learn and develop an understanding of mindfulness and meditation. Each podcast is between 11 and 20 minutes and gives some useful advice and a mindful and a meditation exercise. Having listened to the podcasts, you will be able to continue practising on your own.