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New habits for a more balanced New Year

New habits for a more balanced New Year

How are you feeling as we approach the end of another year? Exhausted by the last 12 months? Optimistic about the future? Or perhaps somewhere in between? Those of us in the community sector know that our work comes with challenges and rewards. And in this post, we explore habits that could help you have … Read more

How Can You Switch Off and Recharge After a Long Day?

How Can You Switch Off and Recharge After a Long Day?

In the demanding world of the community sector, the relentless demands of our jobs often lead to burnout, affecting not only our well-being but also our ability to provide the best care and support to those we care for. Keep on reading to discover our top five tips to help you recharge, refocus, and practice … Read more

Nurturing positivity in your social care role

Nurturing positivity in your social care role

Working in the social care sector can be rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally draining. No matter what your role in the sector, it’s crucial to prioritise your well-being and take steps to keep a positive mindset. Celebrate small wins In a demanding environment, it’s easy to overlook the small victories that … Read more

Conquering Impostor Syndrome in Social Care: 5 Tips for Boosting Your Confidence

Conquering Impostor Syndrome in Social Care: 5 Tips for Boosting Your Confidence

Feeling like you don’t belong in your role, or aren’t good enough for it? If you’re feeling this way and questioning yourself even though you have the skills and experience needed for your role, chances are you’re experiencing ‘impostor syndrome’. Read on to find out more about what impostor syndrome in social care is, how … Read more

Understanding and Managing Vicarious Trauma

vicarious trauma social care

Vicarious trauma is a real and serious issue for many social care workers, such as social workers, mental health nurses, psychologists, occupational therapists, and disability support workers. It’s important to understand what it is, how to avoid it, and how to recover from it. What is Vicarious Trauma? Vicarious trauma is the emotional and psychological … Read more

Setting healthy boundaries in social care roles


Whether you’re an OT, mental health nurse, social worker, psychologist, or any of the other professionals the social care sector encompasses, setting healthy boundaries in your work is vital. They help maintain professional relationships, protect both yourself and your clients, and create safe and effective environments for care. But what does setting healthy boundaries actually … Read more

To-Do Lists: Stressful or Helpful? Tips for workers in social care roles

Tips for Workers in Social Care Roles

Have you ever stopped to write down a to-do list when you were stressed and felt better for it? On the other hand, maybe once you start writing you find it hard to stop… and the enormous list makes you even more stressed! The WAY we write our to-do lists affects whether they help or … Read more

Burnout, Social Care, and Positive Psychology: Manage your mental load like you manage your diary

Burnout, Social Care, and Positive Psychology

Anyone who’s ever met social care workers will know just how much heart and soul goes into the profession… but this leaves many vulnerable to burnout and compassion fatigue.

Here are some tips that can help.

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