Thats what the caring, protecting and healing professions are
They aren’t jobs, but callings
When your professional and personal instincts tell you to run toward the danger
Rather than follow the rest of us as we flee it
That is the essence of a front line worker
We admire, respect and thank you for your service to us all
And we want you to show some of that love and kindness to yourself
It’s such a hard sell. Getting those in the caring professions to care for themselves
Because they naturally put everyone else first
But we must insist that you start
Otherwise so many will end up very unwell indeed
And then you won’t be able to care for anyone. Which can’t happen! We all need you too much!
We would really like you to consider using a professional listening ear, after you finish a shift.
Yeah, we hear you, it’s the last thing anyone feels like doing when you are that exhausted
But to offload to a trained listener. A stranger. It stops those feelings building up
You’ll be far less likely to keep reliving that days events
Now doesn’t that sound like a Blessed Relief?
Head on over to our directory, and see what’s on offer for you locally
Samaritans phone lines, email inbox and instant messaging are always available
Asking the carer to care for themselves. Its the hardest thing in the world, at first
But it will help you continue to follow your calling in life. Without trauma or any other mental health issue taking over
And if you feel like perhaps this is already starting to happen?
That is completely understandable, given everything you’ve faced and tackled head-on this year
We will be talking about how to address that a lot around here, too
Remember you are not alone in this,