Work. Live. Play.

Presentation Type: Oral
Conference Stream: Practice. Connect. Celebrate
Presenter: Ricki Menzies, Gai Lemon
Presentation Title: WORK, LIVE, PLAY
Room: Torrens
Program schedule: Friday 14 August 2015 at 14:40
Duration: 20 mins


As peers who also socialise and simultaneously work with and on behalf of the LGBTI communities, we can have a unique experience of what it means to find balance in our lives. We are dedicated, passionate people who often go above and beyond ‘the call of duty’ in our working lives, and consequently are particularly susceptible to burn out. It can be nigh on impossible to separate work, life and play. For many, a tipping point comes when we retreat from community to maintain our sanity.

Professional boundaries become more difficult to maintain; where do we go to play where we don’t run into clients? How do we maintain our personal and social lives, and build relationships, without blurring the lines? Just how do we maintain the balance and recognise when it is time to step back?

In this supportive, interactive workshop we’ll explore these questions, share our strategies and develop some more!

Presentation slides (PDF)