social care worker

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 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 […]

Tips for managing stress as a social worker

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 […]

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 […]