Q I have worked as a senior nurse for the past 15 years and have mostly enjoyed it. However, over the past 12 months, I have become increasingly frustrated as there are petty workplace issues that are unresolved. Also, I feel I care too much, and sometimes I carry my sadness and frustration home with me. One of my colleagues suggested I might be “burning out”. I don’t think I am depressed but I find it increasingly difficult to go to work each day. Could ‘burnout’ explain what is going on with me?
For two young locals, this year’s Youth Week Celebrations are particularly poignant, as they reflect on their incredible 12-month journey into adulthood.
Diocesan Pastoral Placement Program participant, Shane Hyland, assisted people supported by CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and staff with a vegetable garden project at a supported accommodation house in Newcastle last week.
Harmony Day, held annually on 21 March, celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
Women of the diocese, under the auspices of the Council for Australian Catholic Women (Maitland-Newcastle contact group) met for Mass, morning tea and a panel of local speakers on Sunday 6 March, to celebrate International Women’s Day.