BASW launched an important new online Professional Support Service in the Summer 2020, which aims to support the wellbeing and address practice concerns of social workers throughout Covid 19 and beyond.
The Social Work Professional Support Service is here to help you debrief and reflect upon any current concerns you may have, in a safe space for listening and support.
You can access up to three one-to-one video or telephone sessions with a trained volunteer coach. This service is confidential and free. You are welcome to re-use the service after a three month break.
It is your space to talk about any concerns you might have.
The Social Work Professional Support Service, designed by and for social workers, is a peer-to-peer listening service, in which trained volunteer coaches are able to support colleagues in confidence.
The service has been set up as a direct response to feedback from social workers to BASW throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and their insight into the challenges that social workers are experiencing and the current concerns they have.
BASW is working in partnership with Strengthening Practice, a relational social care training company with a proven history in coaching and support to deliver the service
Designed to support wellbeing and address practice concerns, this peer-to-peer service will offer a space for:
- Listening to explore experiences, issues and emotions that have arisen during practice
- Reflection to help explore behaviours and beliefs
- Resourcefulness in thinking about best practice guidance, career development and working with other organisations, agencies, and frameworks
Member login required
BASW members can access up to three one-to-one video or telephone sessions with a trained volunteer coach to help you debrief and reflect upon any current concerns you may have. The sessions last up to one hour and coaches are available between 8am-8pm on weekdays. You can search for and select your own coach by location and specialism.
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