mental wellbeing

How to set boundaries in social work

From complex caseloads, to battling staffing shortages and dealing with compassion fatigue, being a social worker can be overwhelming and emotionally taxing at times. However, setting healthy boundaries with clients and colleagues can really help mitigate the likelihood of burnout and general stress. Below, our industry experts share top tips on how to protect your […]

Boost your Self-Esteem Month: how to celebrate being YOU

In this blog, we’ll explore empowering strategies and practical tips to elevate your self-esteem this ‘Boost your Self-Esteem Month’.  What is self-esteem? Self-esteem is how you perceive and value yourself. For example, high self-esteem can look like:  Sense of self-worth  Confident in your identity  Being kind to yourself  Not afraid to step outside of your […]

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 […]

Developing resilience in social work roles

No two days in social work are the same and some would argue that this is part of the appeal. However,  sometimes the volatile nature of social work can be overwhelming and cause great deals of stress on particularly challenging days.    The Social Personnel team values all candidates and the incredible work they do […]

How to switch off on your annual leave

Christmas is right around the corner, and that means you probably have some annual leave coming up!    Make sure to step away from work completely, it will help you return refreshed and motivated.    Not sure how? Don’t worry, we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeve. Carry on reading to find […]

How to manage compassion fatigue as a social worker

Social workers provide constant support to help those in vulnerable and often traumatic situations overcome their hardships and achieve a better quality of life. However, the nature of this type of profession puts social workers in the high risk bracket for compassion fatigue. In this blog post, we delve into the symptoms of compassion fatigue […]

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 […]