Providing personal support and help with self-care to advocates
Our Member Support and Self-care team, spearheaded by Ann-Marie Talley, brainstorms ways for SAAN to promote member self-care and provide guidance on maintaining strong support systems. This could take the form of offering self-care tips and strategies, providing guidance on creating a support network that encourages our advocacy, and/or other creative means.
Resources from the Self-Care Addict
Ann-Marie Talley, SAAN's Member Support and Self-care leader, is the founder of the Self-Care Addict Network. The Network is a virtual community of people learning to integrate better self-care into their daily lives. Through personally designed self-care “rooms,” virtual workshops, and in-person art events, the Network can be useful for those in the helping profession who find themselves putting aside their own self-care as they care for others.
Visit the network to learn more or to join.
Resources to get and stay on the self-care track
How to help clients make a self-care kit
How can victim advocates find balance when caring for themselves and supporting victims of gender-based violence?
What can we learn from "Queer Eye" about LGBTQ self-care?
Generation Treat Yo-self: The problem with "self-care"
50 Ways to Practice Self-care when your Mental Health is Crap
SAAN members' top self-care picks
"Take time to disconnect. No outside influences. Just you - and take that time to recharge." - Joleen Price
"Write. Write for yourself. Write for your friends. Write for posterity. Write for the fireplace. Write." - Joe Gilvary
Have a self-care practice you love? Have tips you want to share with others? Email your self-care routine or favorite tip to TheSAANcommunity@gmail.com and we'll list them here!