Mental Health & Burnout Part II – 6 Tools to Mitigate Burnout

There have been many changes for both individuals and organizations in the past few years. Navigating the dynamic work environment and adapting through the Great Resignation and War for Talent have been challenging to say the least. Likely due to many of these personal and work-related stressors, we are seeing high levels of burnout across the board. We wanted to take a deep dive into burnout and explore what we can do to mitigate it both on an individual level and within your whole organization.

"Burnout is not a self-care problem...We are all in a global rest deficit."

Jennifer Moss, Author of "The Burnout Epidemic" at the National Council for Well-Being conference in Washington, D.C.
6 Tools to Mitigate Burnout

In Part 1 of this blog series on employee burnout and mental health, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas explained what burnout is, the ways it affects the body and mind, and how it is different than ‘just feeling tired’ or needing a vacation. In part two of this series, she outlines what everyone really wants to know: what you can do to ward off burnout both for yourself and your organization.

In this second blog, you will find six tools with specific examples that can help you take control of burnout. Below is an overview of the six tools that will be discussed in detail:

Individual

  • Self-Awareness
  • Soul Care
  • Advocate for Change

Organizational

  • Morale Score
  • Pulse Checks
  • Empowerment

Read the full blog by Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas titled “6 Tools to Mitigate Burnout – Individual and Organizational Solutions” based on a panel discussion she hosted with experts in the mental health industry to learn more about each tool and get specific examples for how it can be applied.

More About the Author

Sally Spencer-Thomas is a clinical psychologist, inspirational international speaker and an impact entrepreneur. Dr. Spencer-Thomas was moved to work in suicide prevention after her younger brother, a Denver entrepreneur, died of suicide after a difficult battle with bipolar condition. 

Known as an innovator in social change, Spencer-Thomas has helped start up multiple large-scale, gap filling efforts in mental health including the award-winning campaign Man Therapy and is the lead author on the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention. She currently serves as the Executive Secretary for the American Association of Suicidology and the President of United Suicide Survivors International. Connect with Sally at www.SallySpencerThomas.com and on Facebook (@DrSallySpeaks), Twitter (@sspencerthomas) and LinkedIn.

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