SASW’s Social Work Professional Support Service
This resource was created by the Scottish Association for Social Workers (SASW) in partnership with Strengthening Practice, a relational social care training company with a proven history in coaching and support to deliver the service. It is shared by Leading to Change as published on SASW’s website.
The Social Work Professional Support Service offers peer to peer support for all social workers and social work students across Scotland to talk through issues and develop their career, by getting support from a trained peer.
This free and confidential service, designed by and for social workers, is an opportunity to reflect and talk through any personal and professional challenges you might be facing – to find solutions and ways forward – and be supported through this process by a volunteer coach who is also a social worker.
You can access up to three video or telephone sessions with a trained volunteer coach who understands the challenges faced by the social work community.
You can also find a range of help and support available on the National Wellbeing Hub here.
Funded by the Scottish Government, SASW 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