Compassion Fatigue Workshop

Compassion fatigue, also called “the cost of caring,” can be experienced by people working in environments where there is a high chance of exposure to secondary trauma. These individuals are at risk of potential mental health challenges, relationship problems and the inability to perform work responsibilities. The symptoms of compassion fatigue are hard to recognize and require adequate support for the individual experiencing it. This workshop will help employers, employees and volunteers who may develop compassion fatigue, including first responders, clergy, teachers, counsellors, social workers, health care professionals, veterinarians and individuals who are the first point of contact for those going through a crisis or disaster.

Training Details

DURATION | 2 hours


AUDIENCE | Stakeholders and employees

DELIVERY | Virtual or in person

COST | $1,000

Learning Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will:

  1. Understand symptoms and effects of compassion fatigue and fatigue risk factors
  2. Recognize personal and systemic barriers to receiving help
  3. Learn how to manage daily perceived threats and stress in more effective ways
  4. Create a self-care plan with resiliency-building skills and steps to improve workplace mental health

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Training details, delivery method and cost may be subject to change. Refunds may be available depending on circumstances. For CMHA’s full refund policy, please visit our Refund Policy page.

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