What stops helping professionals seeking their own support? (infographic)

With the omicron wave pummelling all of our services here in Australia at the moment, it is clear that those in the helping professions are bearing the brunt of this surge.

Through November – December in 2020-21 I met with seventeen health and education professionals from the following areas: nursing, teaching, music therapy, pharmacy, counselling, child and family therapy, and service management to discuss how they seek help or look after themselves when they are struggling.

This was an informal process borne of an interest in hearing directly from these workers how they managed self care, and to discuss what they find gets in the way of them caring for themselves when they most need it.

Please see an infographic below of the key blockages to seeking support as identified by these helping professionals.

If you'd like more detail, please return to the blog here.