WellbeingMental health

The limitations and uncertainties imposed by the COVID19 pandemic have forced parents to respond with new behaviours, routines and habits. Whilst these changes may have provided practical solutions, emerging from the pandemic you might notice a toll on your mental health. 

Burnout refers to the aftermath of a mental or physical overload, also referred to by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as ‘a result of chronic (work related) stress that has not been successfully managed’. Whilst the context of burnout is in reference to work, burnout symptoms as a result of juggling several roles including that of a parent will include:

  1. Feeling exhausted, irritable and overwhelmed
  2. Feeling separated or alienated as a result of the new parenting role
  3. Reduced productivity and an inability to meet the demands of daily work and life

Some tips to manage burnout include:

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