Where it all began…
Compassion Fatigue Ireland was founded by Jennifer Reidy who began her career on the front line caring sector working in areas of mental health, homelessness and residential.
Jennifer achieved a B.A (Honours) in Applied Social Studies in Social Care while also accumulating education in many other areas, such as; attaining qualifications in the fitness industry, becoming a qualified trainer and receiving training in mindfulness.
The term Compassion Fatigue is a term Jennifer became intrigued with, leading to research in the area, delving into concepts such as stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and self-care. Following this research and receiving a distinction in her position as a trainer, Jennifer created a research based training program, which is successfully delivered by Jennifer, and the team.
“I truly believe awareness is the first most important aspect of the beginning of the journey to self-care.
Once people attend our training and feel that they are not alone in their worries around burnout, they tend to relax and open themselves to the idea of self-care.
People are sceptical about all these terms, simply because they don’t understand them fully and for that reason, at our training, we break it down in a simple process and offer many paths to self-care”.