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 […]
Going into 2023 we want to help all social workers feel empowered and one way of doing this is to practise self-care. In this blog, we share industry insight into the best ways to prioritise your mental health as a busy social worker. Say no We know there are a lot of people relying […]
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. […]
Health and social care was recently recorded as the second most stressful industry to work in, with 50% of absences relating to stress, depression or anxiety during 2020-2021. This is only getting worse in the wake of Covid-19 which has magnified some of the significant problems already prevailing in social care, including staffing shortages, funding […]
Your job is to look after others all day, but do you take some time out to look after yourself too? Self-care is essential to allow you to carry on supporting others so keep reading to get some wellbeing tips.
Today is #WorldSleepDay, such a simple but important thing. Hosted by World Sleep Society, the aim is to raise awareness of sleep health and a call to action on important issues related to sleep. If you feel burnt out or don’t have much energy lately then keep reading.
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 […]
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 […]