WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
“There’s never been a more important time for us to prioritise the wellbeing of social changemakers.”
Julia Keady, Founding Director, The Community Well
THE SITUATION'S NOT GREAT
The almost normalised stress, anxiety and burnout in the social sector has been simmering away for too long.
If the people that turn up every day to work and volunteer in our sector are healthy and strong, then it follows that the impact we create will be greater. Put simply, we have a better chance of shifting the dial on the issues we care about. Working in the social sector is exacerbated by constraints including funding uncertainty, high workloads and trying to do more with less.
Lack of wellbeing can show up as stress, anxiety, depression, compassion fatigue (stress related mental injury), frontline or vicarious trauma.
This can lead to absenteeism, extended leave periods, mental health injury / claims, high rates of employee and volunteer turnover, high HR costs. These ultimately affect the communities we serve.
Despite these challenges, very few social sector professionals leave the sector. In this, the issue has not subsided, but merely become culturally acceptable.
Lack of wellbeing creates a lack of resilience.
This poses a threat for our sector’s sustainability, and its capability to address future challenges and disasters.
RESET 2020 National Research Study participant.
IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT
We're collectively building a solution - The Social Sector Wellbeing and Resilience Hub for a mentally healthy and resilient social sector.
WHAT'S THE VISION?
WE REALLY CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO ACT
Mental Health Claims
Return on Investment
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