What is your concern?
Typical comments from those worried about burnout...
How do I know I have burnout?
I am signed off with burnout and can't face going back.
How do I know it won't happen again if I return to work?
I feel at rock bottom and my career is similarly languishing.
Should I change job or even career?
I keep returning to work and keep going off sick again - how do I break this cycle?
I am still at work - just - each day is an almighty effort going through the motions.
I don't want to let my colleagues down so I just hang on in there.
I used to love my career - now I hate it - resent it even.
It is torture - I just want it to stop.
What we do
Help you reclaim your career and life
Our belief is that most cases of burnout occur because it is not easy to spot the early signs and it is all too easy to ignore them. Once burnout takes hold there is a cycle to work through and understanding that cycle is key to fixing it.
Is it really burnout?
It is useful know whether you are dealing with stress or burnout, career disillusionment or career mismatch - engage with us and you will start to realise which aspect of burnout is most relevant for you.
Help to make choices
We have designed some engaging ways of learning about burnout to help you start making sense of it so that you make the right decisions for your health, your family, your security and your career.
Sustainable balance is key
At the core of fixing burnout is the impetus to regain balance, reach realistic compromise and restore work sustainability. We question and challenge "what is sustainable?" because without that in mind - any resolution to burnout will be short lived.
Benefits to you
What Burnout Geese offers....
How we do it
The successful management of burnout - whether this is for you or for others - requires some learning and some self development too. We aim to provide varied ways for that learning and personal growth to occur.
Tailored and targeted information
Someone already in full burnout will need different help from someone who is heading for burnout. We believe it is important to learn about the progression of burnout - its typical pathway - so you can work out where you are on the burnout cycle.
Is burnout an illness?
This is an interesting question. In one of our video programmes we have outlined a wide range of separate potential definitions of burnout and far from all are "medical" for example - a physical health problem, an industrial injury, a psychological state - and more.
Medical input into burnout may or may not be needed but should certainly involve support other than merely being signed off sick. However a consistent burnout care pathway seems to be sorely lacking and this is part of our mission - to highlight the difficulties people have in getting the right support for burnout.