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Social Work Professional Support Service

09 June 2022

The BASW NI Social Work Professional Support Service offers peer to peer support for all social workers and social work students in Northern Ireland.

The service provides coaching by experienced social workers aimed at helping you develop in your career and identify ways forward through the challenges you encounter in your work.

It is free and confidential, designed by and for social workers. Throughout the process you will be able to access up to three video or telephone sessions with a trained volunteer coach. All our coaches are experienced social workers who understand the challenges faced by the social work community.

Funded by the Department of Health, BASW NI 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, our 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.

Great initiative. Helpful for me personally whilst I am going through a difficult time.

Very positive impact for me on an issue I have stressed over for a long time now.

These sessions have been transformational for me. I can’t thank you enough.

To sign up for the Social Work Professional Support Service,
click the link below.