When: 14 September 2021, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, online
You can’t pour from an empty cup – take care of yourself first!
Many in our parishes, schools and projects are reaching out to those in need, whether it be picking up the telephone to connect with those who are shielding, providing food relief to those who are hungry, or other forms of outreach.
In these uncertain times, we are all experiencing a greater level of anxiety and insecurity. As we are supporting others, who is it that helps the helper when the pressure of a role becomes too much, when we disagree with another volunteer or client, or we have a bad day?
This is where the importance of self-care becomes apparent. Self-care refers to taking the time and energy to care for yourself, and help yourself cope with the stresses of life. It is essential that as a volunteer, you are putting the same care and love towards yourself as you would towards the people you serve.
Please know that you are not alone.
Join us in our monthly session to hear how others are managing under pressure and, if you wish, share your stories. Hear some tips and strategies for Self-Care from a trained counsellor, with opportunities for further support if you need it.
In partnership with the Irish Chaplaincy.