On the 18th of December from 12.30 to !.30 pm there will be an online discussion on the importance of "Looking After Ourselves" this will be on the Knowledge Hub which is part of the college of Social Work where I have instigated the establishment of a Community of Interest in Looking After Ourselves Please see links below for details you will need to join the Knowledge Hub which can be accessed via the College of Social Work website : http://www.tcsw.org.uk/Communities-of-interest/
I am passionate about the importance of teaching strategies to protect and promote the mental health and wellbeing of social workers and others in caring professions.
I have been heavily involved in teaching sessions on Looking after Ourselves on social work courses at Universities in Yorkshire for the past 8 years and campaign nationally to get the teaching of emotional resilience incorporated into all social and health care courses nationally. I am currently in the early stages of developing with other national campaigners and interested parties a national conference on caring for those who do caring work so watch this space! I look forward to the development of this essential community of interest.