social work

New podcasts - being purposeful and telling our story

Another month, another two podcasts. Jo Fox and I recorded these following an inspiring day coaching social care managers. We share two topics that are essential to sustainable social work practice: purposefulness and stories.

3b Social work stories

In the second part of our third podcast we talk about the importance of stories in social work, how they affect us, and how we can create and tell empowering stories about what we do.

3a Busyness and Purposefulness

The first part of our third podcast looks at the topic of how we can remain purposeful in the busy practice of social work, the importance of sustainable practice and how to prioritise well.

2b Evidence and Ideology

In the second part of our second podcast we talk about the role of evidence and ideology in policy, and how we can be more transparent about what is based on knowledge and what is based on belief.

2a Values and Beliefs

The first part of our second podcast looks at the topic of values and beliefs in social work, the impact they have on our practice, and how we can be more aware of them.

Social work podcast launched on World Social Work Day 2016

Helpful Social Work is a new podcast that aims to help social workers to learn, think and act with integrity so that people who need social work get help that will transform their lives.

These podcasts are created by me and by Jo Fox at Child Centred Practice. We’ve started this podcast and launched it on World Social Work Day because social work matters to us.

1b World Social Work Day

In the second part of our first podcast we talk about World Social Work Day 2016 and what it means to be part of a global profession.

1a Integrity

The first part of our first podcast looks at the topic of integrity in social work, and explores what it means to be true to oneself, how we remain resilient and how we use our whole self in our practice.

Introductory podcast

This podcast explains who we are, why we are doing this podcast on Helpful Social Work and what each podcast will cover.

New Year blog: learning from 2015; hopes for 2016

The blogs that I have written in 2015 show the shape of my year: January’s was on stress following a survey by Community Care; for world social work day in March I wrote about the importance to me of having a college of social work; May’s blog was about the election and its implications for social work; through the summer I wrote about the closure of the college and how we could take its legacy onwards; I finished up the year with a blog on motivation following the November spending review.

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