spunout’s ‘Tune in to Burnout’ campaign aims to highlight the prevalence of burnout in young people across Ireland and equip you with the awareness on how to recognise and prevent it.
Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion caused by ongoing stress and influenced by a person’s personal circumstances and lifestyle, as well as systems within our society. While anyone is at risk of experiencing it, some people and groups are more vulnerable than others, especially those facing social and financial inequalities.
There are many individual, environmental and societal factors that lead to burnout. Through informative articles, personal accounts from young people, and interviews with experts, spunout wants to broaden the understanding of burnout and ultimately, encourage people to seek support when they need it.
Read our new factsheets on:
- What causes burnout and who is at risk?
- How to tell if you are burnt out
- Is it possible to care too much?
- Six steps you can take to manage stress and prevent burnout
- How society influences burnout
- What you can do if you’re feeling burnt out
Read about the experiences of stress and burnout from our readership:
- How I have learned to cope with feelings of burnout
- When it comes to burnout, listening to your body is key
- The pressure of ‘always on’ culture
- How my undiagnosed ADHD led to burnout
- The pressure to be constantly productive and how I deal with it
- Finding a balance to avoid burnout in a hyperproductive world
- The burnout that comes with activism
Listen to our one-off Tune in to Burnout podcast episode.
If you are feeling burnt out and want to talk to someone, our trained TextAboutIt volunteers are here to listen and provide support:
Feeling overwhelmed and want to talk to someone?
- Get anonymous support 24/7 with our text message support service
- Connect with a trained volunteer who will listen to you, and help you to move forward feeling better
- Free-text SPUNOUT to 50808 to begin
- Find out more about our text message support service
If you are a customer of the 48 or An Post network or cannot get through using the ‘50808’ short code please text HELLO to 086 1800 280 (standard message rates may apply). Some smaller networks do not support short codes like ‘50808’.