Special section: Burnout

This section brings together materials relating to the burnout of professionals


27 Jan 2020
Research in Practice and Professor Gail Kinman and Dr. Louise Grant (University of Bedfordshire) have published their latest work “The SWORD Change Project”. This project aims to provide social work leaders and supervisors with an... Read more
23 Oct 2019
Lindsay Giddings a social work lecturer at The Open University, has shared some tips that can be useful for newly qualified social workers.   Write your notes now, not later The author stresses the importance of writing notes from... Read more
31 Jul 2019
A recent ‘Social Life’ blog post in The Guardian focuses on research carried out among 506 professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK, the majority of whom are currently practicing, which hoped... Read more


20 Mar 2019
About the webinar: We are happy to invite you to a joint Childhub and ISPCAN webinar on burnout in child welfare profession! In their daily work, child welfare professionals are exposed to a variety of traumatic events including family... Read more
22 Feb 2018
Due to our relentlessly fast paced society and the many responsibilities we each carry, it is no wonder that  so many of us feel anxious and on intense “overload.”  This hour webinar will focus on the major psychological causes... Read more
05 Feb 2018
Mindfulness is essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment of your life. It is about intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in whatever is happening around and within you, with an attitude of friendliness... Read more


05 Aug 2016
Despite the fact that all 28 members of the European Union have ratified the UNCRC, violence continues to blight the lives of millions of children across Europe. In this report the FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) identifies... Read more
11 Mar 2016
The UNHCR Staff Well-Being Survey was launched by the Staff Welfare Section of the Staff Health and Welfare Service (SWS/SHWS) in May 2014. It was completed by 2,431 respondents, accounting for 21 % of UNHCR’s staff and its affiliate workforce... Read more
18 Dec 2015
This FRA publication examines the legislative and policy provisions available in the EU to protect children with disabilities from abuse. Evidence indicates that children with disabilities are considerably more at risk than non-disabled children.... Read more


19 Dec 2019
This infographic provides some quick information on burnout, including it's factors and how to deal with it as an organisation or individually. Read more
07 Dec 2017
Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens and Dr. Justin "Jay" Miller, the editors of the book 'The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals' spoke with co-hosts Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW and Dr. Eric Hardiman on The... Read more
05 Jul 2017
Why do people involved in humanitarian assistance burn at work? How to prevent this? Research results in this video. In the studio, Oksana Kosenko, manager of the organizational development of the NGO Forum in Ukraine, and Taras Brizovaty,... Read more


Microsoft Offers Employees Sabbaticals and Hotdesking To Prevent Burnout and Stress (Child Hub case study)
Date of publication: 2015
For our second example of burnout prevention we selected a well-known multinational company, Microsoft Corporation, as we wanted to highlight some of the innovative approaches that can be adopted to prevent burnout, by agencies with considerable f
Mentors as Valuable Assets for both Employees and Organizations
Date of publication: 2015
According to an American Psychological Association survey, 36 percent of workers has stated that they experience work stress regularly, while a study conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) indicated that 40
4 Ways to Effectively Handle Employee Burnout
Date of publication: 2015
  The TIME article higlights the followning measures to prevent burnout:  1. Acknowledging burnout: The direct employer's should be responsible for making sure that the employees feel valued and understood. 
Guardian research suggests mental health crisis among aid workers
Date of publication: 2015
The Guardian conducted a survey among 754 aid workers on the Global Development Professional Network about their wellbeing.
Chronic job burnout and daily functioning: A theoretical analysis
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
This article discusses the individual employee's role in the development of his/her job burnout.
Social Workers and Compassion Fatigue Webinar
Date of publication: 2014
This webinar addresses the occupational hazards that social workers face. It especially addresses burnout and compassion fatigue. It defines compassion fatigue and how to prevent it.
Burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder: Dr. Geri Puleo at TEDxSetonHillUniversity (Video)
Date of publication: 2014
Publisher: TedTalk
This TedTalk analyzes the differences between burnout and PTSD. The presentation is held by Dr. Geri Puleo, who runs a consulting firm assisting clients who are planning, implementing or struggling with change.     
The Occupational Hazards of Humanitarian Aid Work Addressing the Physical and Psychological challenges that aid workers face on a daily basis
Date of publication: 2012
Publisher: CEE
This article reveals the different types of psychological concerns that humanitarian workers might be facing, while in the field.
Humanitarian Relief Workers and Trauma-related Mental Illness
Date of publication: 2011
Analyzing the results of multiple studies, this article highlights the fact that relief work is more conducive to trauma-related mental illnesses and that humanitarian workers tend to suffer more from posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and
Burnout, workplace support, job satisfaction and life satisfaction among social workers in Spain: A structural equation model
Date of publication: 2011
Publisher: International Social Work
This article analyses the effects of burnout through a study of 120 social workers in Malaga, Spain, who were selected through simple random sampling procedures.  They were provided a questionnaire that they had to answer.


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