As social workers, meeting and supporting those experiencing extreme emotional states is part of the job. In the broadest sense we exist to support families and individuals struggling to cope with day to day living. We must be sensitive and …
The sad news of Robin Williams’ suicide this week has raised the profile of the impact severe depression and substance and alcohol misuse can have on people.
One of the best things about this job is that I get to travel across the length and breadth of England to meet social workers, social work managers, students and educators.
Tuesday 29 July saw the first ever joint national conference in London for Principal Social Workers (PSWs).
By the time you read this I will be on holiday visiting my mother in Australia and I know she will want to know how things are going for me in this new role.
A great deal has been happening in relation to mental health and social work over the last couple of months and I am really pleased the sector is giving this very important area the priority it deserves.
Today, all over the world, social workers are marking World Social Work Day.
As social workers’ practice becomes less about “what’s wrong here and how do we fix it?” and more about “what’s possible here and what is the best outcome?” For those who are served by social workers it may be timely to take this approach to …