mental health

Tips for managing stress as a social worker

Being a social worker can be rewarding and inspiring but equally stressful and emotionally draining at times. Nonetheless, there are steps we can take to reduce the impact of work-related stress and replenish our mental state. Here’s some suggestions from our team of specialists.  Spotting the signs It is important to recognise when you or […]

Maintaining healthy habits in winter

Winter’s arrival often brings a desire to hibernate, indulge in comfort foods, and maybe skip a workout or two. While it’s tempting to stay indoors, maintaining healthy habits during the winter is crucial for overall well-being. Here are some tips to help you stay happy and healthy over the coming (and rather chilly) months! Make […]

How can I improve my mental health as a social worker?

Social workers across Scotland missed more than 30,000 days of work last year due to mental health issues, new data has revealed.  The absences impacted 27 local authorities, with the most significant staffing shortages reported in Glasgow (8,539) and North Lanarkshire (3,387).  Unfortunately, this is just one of the many instances that highlights the urgent […]

How to create longevity in social work

Did you know that the average children’s social worker stays in the job for 2.4 years? Here at Social Personnel, we want to change that statistic and remind our talented candidates why social work is worth dedicating their time to. In this blog, we share top tips on how to create longevity in social work. […]

Men in Social Work

As we come to the end of #MensHealthMonth we would like to shed a light on a few things in relation to men in the social care sector. Firstly, we want to celebrate the contribution of the male workforce to the adult social care sector. Thank you to all the males working within the social […]

Self-Care in Social Work: Looking after yourself

Over the last few weeks/months, Ulster University has been conducting the second wave of a wellbeing survey for Health and Social Care professionals. Research found that the wellbeing of social workers, who were the ‘foremost’ among participants has decreased since the first wave of the study, with results suggesting that those working in the social […]