Supporting social workers with self-care

11:30 - 12:45

Research by Community Care and Unison found 80% of social workers suffered emotional distress on just one day in 2016. 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

Sass Boucher, research director, SelfCare Psychology

Kate Collier, practice and development director, SelfCare Psychology