Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. it occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place.
Burnout reduces productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical, and rasentful. Eventually, you may feel like you have nothing more to give.
Burnout is a rapidly growing problem for both employees and employers in all European countries, it is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.
According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work – facts and figures –
stress is the second most frequently-reported work-related health problem, affecting 22% of workers from the EU.
Studies suggest that stress is a factor in between 50% and 60% of all lost working days.
This represents a huge cost in terms of both human distress and impaired economic performance.
22% Percentage affecting EU workers
Burnout peaks between the ages of 25 and 44
In the UK, between 60-65% of bankers aged between 25 and 44 reports some levels of burnout.
20% of female bankers aged 35 to 44 say they’re somewhat or totally burned out.
The aim of the project is to prevent burnout at work and raise resilience by developing toolkits for SMEs staff, management staff, SME owners to help them to forecast burnout (develop coaching and counselling methods and tools) recognize the warning signs, to take steps to get balance back and to change peoples’ approach to a balanced life, to improve working conditions, reduce the cost of burnout, stress.
The projects outcomes will be E-learning tutorials with webinars, video with recorded coaches, questionnaires to self-asses. The projects supports ICT-based teaching learned-centred, promotes access to and learning through OER.