Supporting social workers with self-care

10/14/2020 10:00 - 11:00

During the coronavirus pandemic, stress and anxiety have increased for many, as people have struggled to adjust to life during lockdown, remote working and fear of catching the virus. For social workers, these pressures have been particularly acute, whether that’s because of frustration at feeling able to support service users, or anxiety about not having the correct PPE.

Self care and an awareness of professional trauma and fatigue is essential as a response to distress, replenishing emotional resources and preventing exhaustion.

This session will cover:

  • The evidence base for self-care: does it have an impact?
  • Ideas on how to create a culture of self care, alongside peer support, as part of supervision and individually.
  • How to use self-care practices when working remotely, both on your own and with your team.

Sass Boucher, research director, SelfCare Psychology

Kate Collier, practice and development director, SelfCare Psychology