While plenty of social workers manage to thrive in the profession, stories of stress and difficulty continue to abound, with high caseloads and overly bureaucratic systems just two of the litany of impediments to getting through a week in one piece.
Reflecting back on her 18 years in the profession, the question of how to survive, and ideally thrive, in social work occurred to Fay Hunkins Walcott Here, she offers some of her experience and gives her top seven tips for making it in social work.
What has been the growth since 2005? The service began by providing specialist professional practice supervision to social workers in 2005. This service continued to grow and resulted in providing high quality training to large and small organisations ensuring that they met their duty of care to staff and clients. Building on postgraduate research findings and the recommendations this work continued to focus on the unique requirements of student mental health concerns.
We are very excited to announce our 2014-15 dates for our annual group mentoring sessions. This year, we are inviting all you all to take a more active role. If you would like to bring something along to the group to share, please feel free. It could be a cupcake, and idea for successful study packet of biscuits, just if you fancy it. These sessions, while delivering the kind of support mentoring provides are also a great opportunity to just […]
“The ‘Our Encounters with…’ series collects together unmediated, unsanitised, by mental health service users, past service users, carers and professionals. This volume brings together a range of voices on the theme of self-harm.” Fay Hunkins-Walcott, founder of Hunkins cHoice, is the author of chapter twenty-eight. The book is available now at from Amazon