The Gulf Health Council has announced the launch of an awareness campaign titled “Draw the Line Between You and Occupational Burnout.” The campaign targets employees in all fields and sectors within the Gulf Cooperation Council countries with the aim of raising awareness about the issue of occupational burnout and promoting social responsibility towards this important phenomenon.
This phenomenon was classified by the World Health Organization in 2019 as one of the professional phenomena associated with work. Studies indicate that 1 in 3 employees in Gulf countries exhibits signs of occupational burnout.
The campaign includes several important components, including a main video that highlights the signs of occupational burnout and provides tips on how to deal with this phenomenon. It also includes an awareness guide with important sections, such as “Discover if You Are Vulnerable to Occupational Burnout” to help employees assess their situation, and “What Stage Are You Currently In and How to Deal with It?” to assist them in identifying the different stages of burnout.
The guide also explains the difference between occupational burnout and work-related stress, provides tools to help employees effectively cope with work-related pressures, and features informative publications and articles written by experts in the Gulf countries that shed light on facts about occupational burnout.
Additionally, an assessment test for signs of occupational burnout has been launched, targeting both employees and team leaders, aimed at raising awareness about the signs of burnout and when to seek consultation.