How to identify, prevent and reduce burnout? (info graphics)

For more than 2 years the armed conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts has been dividing the territory of Ukraine, displacing more than 1,5 million people and leaving other people without access to basic needs such as water, shelter, health care and social protection. National and international NGOs including initiative groups and volunteers became first, second and third in supporting conflict affected population at the emergency and early recovery stages. Local NGOs, volunteers and initiative groups were those who have reached people in the basements and bomb-shelters, in the closest to contact line villages, where they provided essential food, water, hygiene means, medicines, social and legal support, very often by risking their own lives.

Humanitarian work is physically and emotionally demanding. Many humanitarian workers struggle to find a healthy balance between demands of work and the need to pay some attention to one’s own well-being. That’s why Ukraine NGO Forum organized burnout prevention programs and trainings, followed by conducting comprehensive research of professional burnout phenomenon among humanitarian workers. The research was conducted by Taras Bryzhovaty and  Denys Dmytriev on behalf of Ukraine NGO Forum with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the first time in Ukraine.

This research lasted for almost 4 months, it includes analysis of responses from over 420 NGO staff members from 31 cities. The research findings provide detailed information on main causes of burnout as well as recommendations how to identify, prevent and reduce burnout symptoms.

A special public event on burnout among humanitarian professionals will took place on June 22th in Kyiv. Besides presentation of research findings, it was a pleasure for us to assist the participants of the event with confidential self-evaluation of burnout level, as well as to provide individual and organizational tools for prevention and/or reducing symptoms of burnout. The event facilitator was Yunona Lotoska, famous Ukrainian psychologist and researcher, Ph.D., lecturer and motivational speaker.

Let us present you the main results, facts and information which could help you, your colleagues and relatives to protect professional burnout:

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