Support for the Supporters
Help for the Helpers
Care for the Caregivers
Service providers and support-based professionals are experiencing burnout and emotional exhaustion.
We hear about maintaining a work-life balance. We know self-care is important. But when our personal and professional lives focus on giving to and supporting others, our needs can fall to the bottom of a never-ending to-do list.
I help you set boundaries, say no without feeling guilty, and prioritize yourself alongside your work caring for others.
I support organizations and management teams to enact systemic change to prioritize the needs and mental health of front-line, support, administrative, and management staff.
YWCA Niagara Region
Dr. Leanne Taylor
Brock University Faculty of Education
Halton District School Board
Laura Hughes is a speaker and facilitator providing workshops, professional development, resources, and 1-on-1 support to service providers and front-line workers.
Laura works with groups, organizations, and businesses to initiate workplace and systemic change to prioritize the needs and mental health of those working in emotionally laborious and trauma-informed spaces. She has delivered over 75 workshops across Southern Ontario on topics of consent, ending sexual violence, and radical self-care, and presented on inclusive sexual health education to attendees from around the globe at the American Educational Research Association conference in Washington D.C. Laura holds an undergraduate degree in Gender Studies from Queen’s University, a specialized diploma in counselling and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence from George Brown College, and a Master of Education in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto. In her work she combines her love for poetry, passion for storytelling, and action for equity and change.