A Hard Ask

Vocations


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,


C&C x








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