Towards the end of last year, I met with a number of health and education professionals in an informal process to discuss how they manage their own wellbeing. We discussed what gets in the way of them maintaining their own self-care, and finding external help. Part one of this five-part blog series shares the key blockages to seeking support as experienced by these helping professionals.
The Helping Professionals Interview Series (Part 2): Blocks to Support Infographic
Please see below for a summary of the key blockages to seeking support as identified by these helping professionals.
If you’d like to read about this in more detail, or to hear from the interviewees themselves, please see the recent blog here.
A huge thank you to all the healthcare workers & teachers who so courageously & generously shared their experiences.
If you have found the content of this blog to be distressing, or to have touched into something for you, please feel free to be in touch here.
Alternatively, the following services can be contacted for immediate support:
- Lifeline 13 1114
- Hand n Hand Peer Support (for healthcare workers)
- Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
- Emergency Services 000
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