Preventing Burnout is Simple… but far from easy

Preventing Burnout is Simple… but far from easy

We would all love there to be a magic wand, a pill or a practice that we could adopt to prevent the onslaught of Burnout in the Social Work profession. But I’m sorry to say that mysterious thing you just haven’t heard of yet doesn’t exist. In reality Burnout...
My work made me cry…

My work made me cry…

I went to the garage this week as my car has major engine trouble and is going to be in the shop for weeks… but it made me reflect, not about my car but about my emotional wellbeing. This time I was able to handle the situation, deal politely with the customer service...
What happens when the Social Workers lose Hope?

What happens when the Social Workers lose Hope?

I’m not going to go over the statistics about the stress and pressure in Social Work as it has already been said – by me and many a report from the Sector across the world. It is undeniable that Social Workers doing the job have been trying to do too much with too...
Those who can Do, those who can’t Teach.

Those who can Do, those who can’t Teach.

Well in my case it is true, but not because I wasn’t any good at being a Social Worker. I like to think I did ok at my profession. But the saying is right for me! You see I can no longer DO Social Work as I used to – because I burnt out. I pushed on through all the...
Supporting my family, naturally!

Supporting my family, naturally!

Natural Care for the whole family. 3 years ago my life took a dramatic turn, overnight I changed from an active high achieving full time professional mum to well, Just ME. I had pushed myself too far for too long, I ended up breaking down and having to relearn how to...