The Wounded Healer: Helping the Helping Professional


Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are landmines in the field of addiction work. Many of us struggle with work demands, familial expectations, and the desire for a fulfilling personal life. Our supervisors remind us of self-care, but who has the energy to add one more task to a stressful day?

Consultation Findings for the BEAD Project

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Adfam and Cruse
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Adfam and Cruse Bereavement Care undertook an exploration of the experiences of families and friends bereaved through drug and/ or alcohol use, with the aim of developing a range of peer support services and targeted information specifically for people bereaved in this way, as part of a Big Lottery funded partnership. People bereaved through substance use face a unique set of complex emotional and practical problems.