• Joe Legate

#98 | Results from 7th May

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.


Burnout

Yesterday we asked: Do you believe you have experienced carer burnout?


Burning out means reaching the end of your reserves – a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion. Burnout is caused by excess stress over a sustained period of time. It can make us feel drained, foggy-headed, unable to cope, and this can lead to compassion fatigue, or losing the will to care.


According to the data from yesterday's Mobilise Moment 67% of us have definitely experienced carer burnout and a further 21% think they may have done - meaning that 89% of us have experienced burnout of some type.


It's possibly unsurprising then that one of our most popular articles of the last few weeks has been our piece on 12 signs of carer burnout (and what to do about it). As well as covering the most obvious ways you can tell if we might be on the path to burnout, the article covers stress, what to do if it happens and how to recover. Take a read of this important article today.

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

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