Another prevailing feature of recovery work, as described by those working in it, is the relentlessness.

The image that comes to mind is the relentlessness and drudgery of it. Some are so tired. They eventually forget how to be empathic and effective. For years they are not bright and sparky people. The feeling is that there is no end in this. Kate Brady - Australian Red Cross

Professors one year on as a matter of pride wouldn't admit they had problems. In the third year, they finally came and asked for support. Three years on they are tired. Everyone is beginning to feel they are at the end of their tether. Anon – Japan