Hosted by Working Stronger, CMHA, Alberta Division
February 22, 2024 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This workshop will help post-secondary students & staff who want to know about recognizing, preventing, and attending to ‘burnout’. Burnout is described as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. In these challenging times any workplace or learning environment can be at risk, those who work directly in the care & support of others or who are dealing with the public are particularly vulnerable. This workshop provides a flexible & relational approach, accommodating to the unique needs of the group and providing attendees with tangible ways to stay ahead of & find a way back from burnout.
By the end of the training, participants will:
- Learn the definition of burnout
- Understand symptoms, effects, and risk factors around burnout
- Recognize personal and systemic barriers to receiving help
- Learn how to manage daily perceived threats and stress in more effective ways
- Create a self-care plan with resiliency-building skills and steps to improve mental health
- Understand the individual, relational, organizational & systemic supports to address the rising incidence of burnout
Fawna Bews (she/her)
Learning & Development Coordinator
Fawna Bews holds a Masters in Counselling and has been working in the mental health field for almost 25 years. In the past 10 years she has been in leadership, first as the co-director of a youth ranch and subsequently with complex mental health projects. She has been a trainer with the Executive Directions program at CCVO and facilitator for wellness training for all ages. Fawna brings a grounded approach to her training, believing that the learning needs to align with real life. We spend so many hours of our life at work and those hours can impact everything else. Fawna is dedicated to building the social, emotional, and mental strength needed to have safe and meaningfully productive workplaces and more importantly humans who like living.
Michael Green (he/him)
Community Engagement & Training Coordinator
Michael Green, originally from a coastal town in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, deeply values mental health support, having grown up in a resource-limited environment. His diverse career has taken him across provinces and industries, from hospitality and sales to social enterprise and advocacy. Currently, he serves as the Community Engagement & Training Coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division.
An Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton) resident for a decade, Michael has spent much of that time supporting and leading grassroots advocacy work across rural Alberta with fearless whimsy. His work in 2SLGBTQ+ education and mental health support taught him the revolutionary power of sustaining hope through connection, storytelling, and empathy. When he’s not pondering the perfect metaphor to describe a frustratingly complex topic, you can find Michael listening to astoundingly niche science podcasts or walking his baby-faced rescue dog, Davey, in the beautiful river valley.
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