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Hitting the Wall and How to Get Up Again - Tackling Burnout and Strategies for Self Care

It doesn't matter whether it is a labour of love, or you are working to pay the bills, or that delicious combination of both, there is a risk that one day you will hit the wall. Burnout is a looming menace in many communities, particularly those with long hours, tight deadlines, rigid dependencies, complex intellectual demands, uncertain rewards and moving goalposts.

Why does it happen? How can we learn to understand ourselves well enough to spot the signs in ourselves and in other? How can we repair the damage and come back from the brink? Jackson Fairchild will present a lively, enlightening and funny talk based on his experience as both an experienced mental health clinician and a person who works too hard.

Jackson Fairchild

Jackson Fairchild is a counsellor, psychotherapist, educator and consultant with a nerd streak a mile wide and a former life in information technology. Jackson works in private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist in Fitzroy North, and as the Team Leader of the Centre Supervisors at On the Line, a large remote counselling service that provides professional clinical support to clients Australia wide through services such as MensLine Australia and the Suicide Call Back Service. Jackson is passionate about self care, promoting healthy relationships, suicide prevention and progressive leadership.