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Mentoring makes better leaders?

I found this interesting as it was simple but clearly thought provoking. For mentors to see how the work they do, can enhance their resilience, to the knocks often faced when mentoring becomes difficult especially when the mentee cancels or the mentoring is ended. It is often hard to explain to mentees exactly the benefits of mentoring other than goal setting, however, there are subtle holistic life changes both the mentee and the mentor experience, which should be harnessed and considered to provide education in resilience and self regulation for a positive future in self management. Fay Hunkins Walcott

Support if you are ill or disabled (PDF Download)

It’s really important to get the right information and help when you’re ill or disabled.

This leaflet tells you about the support you might get. It doesn’t go into detail, but explains where you can get more information and who to contact. Other organisations may also be able to help you.

Choosing your own support workers (PDF Download)

If you are entitled to Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs), and your assessor has recommended support workers for you, such as a note taker, study buddy, dyslexia support tutor or mentor, you are entitled to choose your own support workers or use support workers provided for you by the University’s Personal Assistance Scheme.

Motivation: A Self Help Guide (PDF Download)

When you were offered a place in university on the course you wanted, your motivation to get started would have probably been very high. Most likely you imagined finishing your degree and moving into a fabulous career that you enjoyed and earned a good living from. Perhaps you imagined how your life will be as a student, perhaps leaving home, having independence, having a sense of belonging, having status and control over your own destiny, making new friends and pleasing significant others.

Top tips for social work endurance

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.

The growth of Hunkins cHoice Ltd.

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.

‘Our Encounters with…’

“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