Employees who work in emotionally demanding environments, including family law, health and medicine, education and the public and voluntary sectors, often require specific support to enable them to remain resilient and productive over the long term, especially in the current climate. When left unsupported people often become mentally and physically unwell resulting in absenteeism and presenteeism.
Working with families in conflict, vulnerable children, the emotional needs of children, loss, death, illness and other similar areas takes its toll. People need a place to process the emotional demands of their jobs so that they do not become sponges for the emotions of others or alternatively develop coping strategies that can also have a negative impact.
In this workshop we cover the impact emotionally demanding jobs can have on individuals’ mental and physical health, the psychological processes that can mean difficult emotions are passed from the client group onto the worker and how to stay resilient and healthy over the long term.