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Work burnout

Work burnout at Delamere

Regroup, recover and recharge from work burnout in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Take some time away to clear your head and focus on yourself with the support from the Delamere care team.

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What is work burnout?

Work is a huge part of our lives for most of us because it’s where we spend the majority of our waking hours. It’s how we provide for our families and for some of us, it’s a big part of our individual identity.

Work burnout is a type of work-related stress caused by increased pressure at work, workaholism and more, leading to physical and/or emotional exhaustion.

When your work is making you feel depressed, anxious, or starting to have any negative impact on your life – you could be experiencing signs of job burnout.

It’s estimated that burnout affects around 12 million people in the UK alone each year, which then manifests as drug addiction, alcoholism, depression and other addictions or mental illnesses.

So if you’re feeling burnt out from your work – it’s important to get help.

At Delamere, we’ve helped dozens of people overcome work-related burnout, providing them with a safe space to relax, unwind and recalibrate in the capable hands of our care team.

Our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Delamere Forest offers a much-needed escape from the pressures and demands of life. Giving you time to recharge, reflect and make any adjustments needed to create a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout in the future.

If you think you’re suffering from work burnout or know someone who is, contact our team today and learn more about the different programmes we offer here at Delamere. Book a consultation

Signs and symptoms of job burnout

Spotting signs of burnout is easier with some people than others because we all respond to life differently. For example, someone may appear agitated, short-fused and lash out; while another might appear tired, distant and numb.

If you’re concerned that you or someone you know is suffering from burnout, here are some of the signs to look out for:

Alienation from work-related activities

Individuals experiencing burnout view their jobs as increasingly stressful and frustrating. They may grow cynical about their working conditions and the people they work with, or lack care for their work.

Physical symptoms

Burnout often shows up physically, too. Chronic stress may lead to symptoms like headaches and stomachaches or intestinal issues. Someone experiencing burnout might have a loss of appetite, experience rapid weight loss or struggle to get up in the morning.

Emotional exhaustion

Burnout causes people to feel tired, drained and lethargic, making it difficult to get any quality work done. For people who pride themselves on their work, this can take a heavy toll on their self-esteem and confidence, causing them to be irritable and frustrated with themselves.

Acting out

Burnout can make people feel overwhelmed and stressed, causing them to act out. In an attempt to manage this stress, they often drink more, smoke more, eat more or even start using substances to deal with their feelings.

Reduced performance

Individuals with burnout often feel negative about their day-to-day tasks, at work or otherwise. They have difficulty concentrating, have no drive to do anything and often lack creativity.

Workaholism and presenteeism are also common causes (and signs) of burnout.

Workaholism is defined as a compulsion to work excessively long and hard hours and is a behavioural addiction that should be taken very seriously.

Workaholics are prone to experiencing work burnout, depression and abusing substances.

Presenteeism is the need to be ever-present at your job. Starting early, working late, pulling overtime hours frequently in order to impress your superiors. Whether it’s for a promotion or just to save your job.

While this might sound like nothing more than a strong work ethic, presenteeism can quickly lead to burnout and physical exhaustion, causing you to be less productive and engaged in your work. It can also lead to mental health issues. If not dealt with properly – it can have serious impacts on your health.

The Delamere approach to Work burnout

At Delamere, we believe in a more holistic approach to healing and recovery, focusing on treating the whole person – not just the problem or symptom.

Our programmes allow patients to press the pause button and focus on getting to a more balanced, healthy place both physically and mentally, free from all the usual distractions.

Set in the heart of the Cheshire countryside at Delamere Forest, Delamere offers a private, peaceful space to rest and recover with the support of

Our Stop Start Grow model is a refreshing approach to recovery and is what makes recovery at Delamere different. Our goal is always to give you the mindset and tools to grow beyond addiction and live life on your terms without anything holding you back.


Settle into your new environment
and remove yourself from
any distractions

A day at Delamere


Spend time with our therapists to discover what led you to this behaviour in the first place

Delamere Treatment Model


Set healthy boundaries,
exciting new goals and prepare for
life after Delamere



Practice using the tools
while staying anchored to support.
Bring Recovery Home.

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Our core elements of treatment

We believe burnout, whether stemming from workaholism, presenteeism or any other behaviour – stems from somewhere.

Rather than adhering to the conventional step-based programmes, we look at the underlying factors that drive your behaviour. Only by recognising what got you here can you begin to positively shape your future.


Stopping the cycle of addiction or burnout safely and comfortably


Healing whatever pain is causing the behaviour


Instilling tools to help facilitate change and encourage continued growth

Why choose Delamere?

Holistic approach to recovery

Discreet location

Luxury ensuite accommodation

Personalised programmes

Flexible stays

24-hour care & support

On-site gym & health studio

Business & family lounges

Free collection service


Outcomes focused

Everything we do here is about outcomes. Focusing on getting you back to yourself again in the short term, but then growing beyond that when you leave Delamere. Helping you create the foundations for long-term recovery and growth.

Individual care

There’s no one-size-fits-all here. We listen, learn and tailor our programmes to meet your personal needs, whatever they may be. Your journey to recovery is yours, so we design our programmes with you in mind.


Creative therapies

Nature and creativity often bring out the best in people, especially after a difficult period in their life. We offer equine and art therapy, fire ceremonies, nature walks and more to help you relax, reflect and see the world in a new way.

“We all need to get away from time to time from problems we have. Whether that’s addiction problems, work-life balance issues or excessive pressure on you. This is the perfect facility for that purpose.”

Sir Cary Cooper

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Know someone suffering from work burnout?

If someone you know is showing signs of burnout, it’s important they get help.

Our admissions team is on hand 24/7 to help answer any questions about our programmes and make sure your loved one gets the support they need.

Call the team today on 0330 111 2015 to discuss the different options available.