This is one-hour workshop, where participants will be able to explore personal actions they can take as well as practical tools for dealing with the effects of their own compassion fatigue. Past participants have reported feeling inspired to make meaningful changes in their personal, professional and organizational lives in addition to learning practical strategies for identifying and dealing with the costs of caring.
Gary Bure is a mental health educator and professional fitness trainer dedicated to eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness. His goal is to provide knowledge about mental health, mental illness and benefits of physical fitness to improving overall well-being. Gary received his Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto where he did his double major in Economics and Anthropology. Gary had an interest in the study of human societies which is why learning about mental health really sparked an interest for him.
Gary has been trained in Mental Health First Aid, and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). He is a Certified Mental Health Works, Compassion Fatigue, and Rent SMART trainer. In addition, he has a certification in Adult Education from Sheridan College, and obtained his Personal Training and Fitness Instructor Certification. The number of individuals that experience mental illness continues to grow, these individuals may walk among us everyday but we don’t know. Gary’s belief, that no one should have to go through the experience of recovering from a mental health issue alone, inspires him to continue to spread mental health knowledge and bring understanding and support to those in need.