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Tackling burnout with policies and practices: Burnout FREE project in Zagreb

Picture taken at the multiplier event in Zagreb. Participants sitting and taking notes while listening to speakers.

Burnout FREE project partners met in Zagreb for their second multiplier event.

On 5th May 2023, the second Multiplier Event of the Burnout FREE ECI Project took place in Croatia, organised by Mali Dom.

What is the Burnout FREE project?

Burnout FREE project aims to shed light on the risk of burnout faced by professionals and parents of children with disabilities. The project’s outcomes will be useful not only to prevent burnout, but also to share methodologies and practices to deal with this syndrome.

Burnout syndrome represents a serious threat for professionals and parents of children with disabilities, and it often leads to social isolation. To avoid this, Burnout FREE project aims to strengthen professionals’ and parents’ emotional and social skills, teaching them how to identify, avoid or recover from burnout.

Results and deliverables presented in Zagreb

Professionals from many countries working with persons with disabilities met to discuss the project results. The speakers provided an overview of existing policies and practices at national, European, and international levels, which could help families and professionals prevent or recover from burnout.

Moreover, the results of the project's survey assessing the specific needs of professionals working with children with disabilities, as well as parents of children with disabilities, in relation to burnout were presented. Finally, emphasis was given to the Innovative Train the Trainers Burnout FREE Methodology, created with a collaborative approach, to offer a comprehensive training methodology that will allow the replication of the Burnout FREE Methodology in many other sectors.

All participants joined together in the pursuit of knowledge, gaining inspiration, and expressing interest in delivering the most effective project results.