Jennifer Reidy epitomises everything I believe in, in particular the power of education.
On her return to college she wrote a ground breaking thesis on compassion fatigue – and hasn’t looked back since. Her life changed in many positive ways when she immersed herself in the study of social care and found her vocation, which involved a lot of hard work and perseverance.
Her research in the area of compassion fatigue was a first in Ireland and has established her as an expert in the field. On graduating, Jennifer worked as a social care practitioner in the mid west for a number of years, where she continued to research the field of compassion fatigue.
Her passion to share this education led to her making the courageous decision last year, of leaving full time employment, to establish her own training company. Her teachings have already gone global, and she has become the go to person in Ireland for education on ‘compassion fatigue’.
Her clients already include Social Care Ireland, the HSE, Extren Ireland, Family Carers Ireland, Engage In Education, University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, Irish Council for Social Housing and the medical profession, not to mention the latest requests for her training which will grow this existing list.
Jennifer Reidy is on a mission to help the caring professions, but most importantly, Jennifer Reidy cares. She knows the challenges faced by frontline staff – and she intends to protect them against compassion fatigue.
Twitter: @JenniferReidy3 – CompassionFatigueIRL
Linkedin – Jennifer Reidy compassion fatigue
By Derek O Kelly
Founder Winning Minds Movement & Mental Wellbeing Explorer