It feels like I’m stuck in Social Work

It feels like I’m stuck in Social Work Dear SWT, sometimes it feels like I’m stuck in Social Work because I’m too young to retire but too old to...

The impact of emotional eating on Social Workers

The impact of emotional eating on Social Workers At this time of year, most of us will feel bloated, unhealthy and out of shape. The combination of rich festive foods,...

The emotional impact of Social Work wears you out

The emotional impact of Social Work wears you out On the face of it, Social Work sounds like it shouldn’t be too tiring and there’s no logical reason you’d...

The Best Christmas Social Work Memes

'tis the season to be jolly, so to raise a smile and lift your spirits I have scoured the internet to bring you the best ever Christmas Social...

Five things every Social Worker will be doing the last working...

Five things every Social Worker will be doing the last working day before Christmas Running around trying to get all your statutory visits done before the Christmas holidays Having a...

Will Social Workers ever get the respect we deserve?

Will Social Workers ever get the respect we deserve? Before I started practising as a Social Worker, I used to naively believe that being a registered professional would come...

This is why you need to have a sense of humour...

This is why you need to have a sense of humour in Social Work “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh,...

Talking to children about Terrorism

Talking to children about Terrorism The horrific terrorist attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin, carried out as innocent people soaked up the festive spirit only six days before...

What happens to children in the womb shapes their whole lives

What happens to children in the womb shapes their whole lives Last week, I wrote about the lifelong damage that living in houses where domestic abuse is perpetrated can...

Ten signs that you’re a Wounded Healer

Ten signs that you’re a Wounded Healer Yesterday I wrote a about the Wounded Healer concept and how many Social Workers appear to fit this archetype, having experienced personal...

Are all Social Workers Wounded Healers?

Are all Social Workers Wounded Healers? Whenever I talk about some of the universal issues faced by Social Workers, such as high burnout rates or compassion fatigue, there are...

Ten Social Work memes we can all relate to

Ten Social Work memes we can all relate to When you're deep into the fifth assessment session, your client is finally opening up, but you can't manage to hand-write...