This Episode: Preventing Burnout for 2024 – with Petra Velzeboer

Lucinda welcomes mental health consultant Petra Velzeboer to discuss the importance of preventing burnout in 2024 and prioritising mental health in the workplace. They explore the signs of burnout and the 12-stage process that leads to it, emphasising the need for prevention and self-awareness.

Petra shares practical tips for managing stress, including setting boundaries, re-evaluating values, and addressing digital wellbeing. They also discuss the impact of meeting culture and inefficiencies in the workplace.

Key Takeaways

  • Prevention is important, as burnout can take a long time to recover from.
  • The 12 stages of burnout include proving oneself, working harder, neglecting needs, displacing conflict, revising values, denying the problem, withdrawal, behaviour change, inner emptiness, depression, and burnout.
  • It is important to prioritise one’s own wellbeing and create boundaries in order to manage stress effectively.
  • Taking control of digital wellbeing and re-evaluating meeting culture can also contribute to reducing stress and increasing productivity.

Best Moments from

This Episode: Preventing Burnout for 2024 – with Petra Velzeboer

“We’re seeing a lot of real issues these days around topics such as burnout, working culture, things like that.”

“What we do know is that when you hit full-on burnout, it can take up to two years, sometimes more, to fully recover.”

“The best thing for your wellbeing might be to have the difficult conversation you’ve been putting off.”

“It’s about community, laughter, connection.”

“We need to unlearn a few things in order to create space for innovation and creativity.”

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About The Guest, Petra Velzeboer

Petra Velzeboer is a renowned mental health expert, TedX speaker, and CEO of mental health consultancy PVL.

Her captivating story of being raised in a cult, paired with her down-to-earth nature and unique perspective on the world of work helps her to relate to audiences on a level that few therapists can. 

Petra’s unique approach to the future of work sets human capital at the forefront of innovation for any company.


About The Host

Lucinda Carney is a Business Psychologist with 15 years in Senior Corporate L&D roles. Lucinda, for over 10 years as CEO of Actus Software has worked closely with HR colleagues helping them to solve the same challenges across a huge range of industries. Certainly, it was this breadth of experience that inspired Lucinda to set up the HR Uprising community to facilitate greater collaboration across HR professionals in different sectors, helping them to ‘rise up’ together.

“If you look up, you rise up”

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