Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Self-care resources

Working in the human services field can be a rewarding but challenging experience. 

Some of the following readings and resources may be worth investigating when considering your own self-care.

Self-care starter kit - from the University of Buffalo.  This resource steps you through creating a self-care plan, provides self assessments and measures to examine your current well being, and includes self-care exercises and activities

What I Wish I Had Known: Burnout and Self-Care in Our Social Work Profession - in this article SaraKay Smullens discusses burnout including compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

How Clinicians Practice Self-Care & 9 Tips for Readers - very short article with quick tips for self care, an easy read.

The building blocks of resilience - by Michael Pearn.  This clip is of a workshop presentation on building resilience

From - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygIiJuOTRks

Any useful resources that you've come across for self-care? Be sure to include them in the comments.


  1. Fantastic resources Kate, I'm printing these and taking them home :) Thanks

  2. I agree, thank you for taking the time.