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March 2022

Social Work Week 2022

It is Social Work Week in England, an opportunity to bring people together to learn, connect, and promote social work.

A chance to celebrate the profession; a profession that has arguably never been needed more than it is today. Particularly mental health social work.

Social work and me

This year, Social Work England has set theme of ‘Social work and me’.

Improving the social factors in someone’s life can be transformational. But it’s not always that easy to articulate or define.

When someone is experiencing mental health problems, they need support in all aspects of their life. The things that matter to people. Housing. Family. Employment. Community. These social factors can provide purpose to people, a sense of stability that can have a profound impact on mental health.

That’s why mental health social workers play such a vital role in supporting the whole person.

Throughout the week, we’ll be contributing to the online discussions around social work and #SocialWorkWeek2022, sharing views from lived and learned experience to help bring the essence of social work to life.

A week full of events and learnings

Social Work England have encouraged the sector to contribute to the week by hosting their own events. Given the level of expertise and passion of social workers, they are sure to be full of valuable learnings and we very much look forward to attending as many as we can.

We are delighted to be co-hosting our own event with East London NHS Foundation Trust: “Supporting newly qualified social workers in NHS Trusts”.

We’ll be sharing insights and best practice for anyone managing or thinking of setting up an NHS Trust Assessed and Supported Year in Employment.

Find out more and book your place here.

Follow us

Follow our social media channels and the official hashtag #SocialWorkWeek2022 to find out more:

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There’s no short answer to what social work might mean to someone but as always, we’ll do our best to show you.