The project 4LessBurnout seeks to develop the means and resources to assess the level of stress and burnout amongst social practitioners, working directly with vulnerable people and to encourage them to seek for help.
Social practitioners play a crucial role in maintaining the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children, adults, older people, and their caregivers. They have a direct role in improving the lives of vulnerable individuals with complex social, physical, and mental needs. Individuals having a profession where they put themselves in the position of encountering negative events will impact various aspects of their lives.
Working directly with individuals does not come without risks. The emotionally demanding aspects of this profession increase the risk for social workers to experience a high level of stress and burnout. Here are some symptoms of burnout:
In this context, the project 4LessBurnout seeks to develop the means and resources to assess the level of stress and burnout amongst social practitioners, working directly with vulnerable people, to encourage them to seek for help and to provide them with the necessary resources and competencies to manage, reduce and improve their capacity to deal with professional stress and burnout.