Enhancing learning and teaching about mental health across the disciplines
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Austerity is being deliberately targeted at poorer people who depend on public services, a BASW Cymru World Social Work Day event heard.
University of Wolverhampton academic Graeme Simpson told social workers at Cardiff University that disabled people are being particularly hard hit by service closures and tougher eligibility criteria. He said that councils will be forced to make cuts of nearly 75% by 2018-19, with more than half affecting services and benefits.
Mr Simpson used…Continue
Added by Mike Bush on March 30, 2014 at 11:35 — No Comments
On 6 March TCSW held its second debate on the new Communities of Interest platform, on the topic of professional resilience.
Given the stories that have been published over the last few weeks about stress and burn out in mental health and NHS…Continue
Added by Mike Bush on March 28, 2014 at 4:13 — No Comments
Martin Seager, Jill Anderson and I were panel members in this recent debate held by the TCSW I think this was a mega important and extremely useful discussion, this came about because I recently instigated the setting up of a community of interest on the TCSW website on Looking After Ourselves. See also links to related work regarding research into stress in Mental Health Social Work with interesting and deeply concerning findings.
Please note intro…
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Over thirty years ago I trained to do a very demanding, stressful job as a social worker. During my training there was nothing taught on the course relating to the importance of looking after ourselves. All the emphasis was on understanding and meeting the needs of service users and carers and of course although this is our raison d’être it is all to easy to forget about our own needs in the pressure to meet the needs of others and to do so can lead to drastic…Continue
Added by Mike Bush on August 9, 2011 at 17:11 — No Comments
The Need to Develop a Comprehensive National
Suicide Bereavement/Prevention Policy
In Britain there is a suicide every 90 minutes and research suggests that it could be three times higher than this, as coroners often return verdicts of misadventure or open verdicts. For every…Continue
Added by Mike Bush on August 9, 2011 at 16:54 — No Comments