mental wellbeing

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]