Keep the Vital Spark
By Ruth Campbell , January 2013
Burnout in lifeline services in the third sector
Ruth's practice-based study explores the burnout in lifeline services in the social sector. She explores an issuse which many associate with shameful experience of workers having 'got something wrong'. Ruth calls for an acceptance of burnout, and a more open attitude towards it, in order to explore what individuals can do for themselves as well as what leaders can do toprevent and respond well to burnout.
Her research brought together contributions from workers who were involved in organisations working with people experiencing homelessness, addiction, mental illness and other issuses making their client group vunerable.