Empathy is an essential component for anyone working in the helping-professions and, as a result, there is an inherent risk of developing empathy fatigue. This interactive workshop explores what personal, professional and organisational factors increase the likelihood of experiencing burnout and fatigue. As well as considering how to identify and respond, it also suggests approaches and strategies to enhance resilience and maintain professional long-term wellbeing.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Explore the relationship between helping, empathy, fatigue and burnout
Learn the common causes, indicators, components and stages of empathy fatigue and emotional burnout
Understand the differences between stress, depression, fatigue and burnout
Consider how to adjust your personal and professional approach in order to maintain wellbeing, enhance resilience and prevent the risk of fatigue and burnout
Know how to respond and recover from empathy fatigue, and emotional burnout – essential tips and strategies
Maintaining professional and personal development
Mel has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and addictions sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK. Throughout his career, he has held a number of diverse roles, working alongside a broad client base within both statutory and NGO services. He possesses clinical practice, leadership, teaching, management, supervision and governance experience. Mel has a comprehensive knowledge of assessment processes, therapeutic interventions and risk-management approaches. He demonstrates a relentless commitment to the principles of social justice, along with a strong passion for developing services that are truly recovery focused. Mel has been a workshop facilitator with MHERC for several years, whilst maintaining his clinical, supervisory and project management roles.
Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above
Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
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