The Trades Union Congress (TUC) recently held a Webinar that dealt with the issues of being a rep / activist and what it may mean for you and dealing with union case work which may be very trying on top of the daily work you are doing. It may also be helpful overall with some useful tools included.
If you are thinking of doing more for Napo and would like to become an office activist (maintaining an office notice board or just a point of contact for staff/members) or would like to become a rep please contact Annoesjka Valent at email@example.com to find out more about any courses and support that is available for you.
Resources and links
Survey and contact details
- Please fill in this short survey by speaker Miriam Fine to join her mailing list and to find out how Miriam can further support your teams around activist burnout issues
- Miriam’s contact details, blog and social media links:
- 7 Types of Rest (TED article) https://ideas.ted.com/the-7-types-of-rest-that-every-person-needs/
- What is Burnout? (illustrations from psychotherapist Lindsay Braman) https://lindsaybraman.com/burnout-syndrome/
- Self-compassion exercises: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#exercises
- RAIN meditation (Recognise, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – Self-compassion) https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/
- Brene Brown video on blame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZWf2_2L2v8
- Time To Think – Thinking Environment https://www.timetothink.com/thinking-environment/
- Poem: An Autobiography in Five Chapters by Portia Nelson https://beradiantsquared.com/an-autobiography-in-five-chapters/
- Blog – noticing the inner critic, cultivating self-compassion https://www.miriamfine.com/post/system-updates-for-the-inner-critic-how-we-can-cultivate-self-compassion