Wellness Centre Activities: Seminar On Stress And Burnout at Ruiru Campus
On 23rd September, 2014 the Centre visited Ruiru Campus and held a seminar on “Stress and Burnout Management” facilitated by the Director, Wellness Centre, Dr. Sammy Tumuti and the counsellors Ms. Evelyn. Waweru and Mrs. Jassy Nyanyuki. The seminar was very well attended by a total of 91 staff and students. The participants were tested for the stress level using the Stress-dot Test. The result showed that, the participants’ stress level ranged from moderate to high. However, most of them were not aware that they were stressed. The level of burnout was assessed using Burnout Self-test. Most of the participants indicated moderate level, and others indicated a high level of burnout. The seminar included sub-topics such as definitions, differences between stress and burnout, factors associated with burnout, symptoms of burnout, the physiological, psychological and social effects, and the strategies of managing stress and burnout. The participants appreciated the seminar and felt empowered to manage stress and burnout. The Director, Ruiru Campus Dr. Edward Kigen, who followed the seminar keenly expressed his gratitude and said that the seminar was timely. He requested the Wellness Centre to organize similar seminars for his campus in every semester.