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Chris Molyneux
7 September 2022

After looking at the idea of self-care in my last article (Molyneux, 2022), I thought it would be fitting to look at an area closely related, and one which can be a result of lacking self-care — burnout. In this article I will look at a brief history of burnout, as well as the more recent developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. I will then move on to look at some signs and symptoms of burnout, links to burnout in the helping professions and, finally, some ideas of how to address areas of burnout that you may be experiencing.

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