Welfare Wednesday: Burnout

💙 Burnout can make us or break us. Burnout is caused by a lack of support which results in an amplification of stress. Interestingly, the end of winter is often the stage where stress becomes a bigger burden.

💙 Students, especially those studying vocational courses, often find themselves victims of burnout. For some living away from family for the first time, mixed with more independent studying and simply learning to be self-sufficient can be hard.

💙 We are very lucky to be a part of a fantastic university, surrounded by multiple student welfare projects and support systems. Take advantage of these!

💙 Needing help is not a sign of weakness. The best people constantly reflect on their own lives and actively decide to make it better. Listening to advice and sharing knowledge is how society functions and continues to grow.

💙 One of the simplest ways to reduce burnout is to take action before the stress becomes a burden. Talk to someone about your struggles. Friends can make great listeners but if you’re not comfortable doing that, you can also utilise the welfare services (including Hannah, Welfare Officer) and GP services.

💙 Sharing is caring. Repeat. Sharing is caring.