Hi all, 

I'm introducing an online event tomorrow where experts will talk about how those of us in the HR profession can mange our own stress and i've been asked to give a short intro about why it's important for us to do so. 

My immediate thought is that in order to support the rest of the workforce in our organisations to the best of our abilities, we first need to take care of ourselves. We need to ensure we're in a strong, healthy place so we can provide effective care and support to others. If we're stressed and burned out we're not going to be thinking as clearly, or be as calm, patient and understanding as we could be. 

My second point is that, from experience as the sole HR practioner in a small businesses, you're often the one rolling out new policies and models to benefit the workforce and advising colleagues/managers on what people need, but quite often the management seem to forget that HR needs help sometimes too, that we also need support, and therefore it's important that we can practice effective self-care, and remember and know how to take care of others in our profession.

I'd be grateful if anyone has any other points. 


Many thanks, 


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