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50 Acts of Professional SelfCare

for Social Workers


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Counsellor and Social Worker Lynn explores the barriers and motivations around self-care, and asks how we might overcome them.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The day I found out I was pregnant I was overcome with joy. And only 8 days later I was overcome with a consistent sickness which dominated my pregnancy from start to end.

Don’t worry: This isn’t a dramatic sob story about how I spent my days with my hair in a bun ove...

Monday, April 16, 2018

For most of my life I was always giving out to the world, but not allowing the world to give back to me. I care so much about people that I will forget that I also need some care too.

I did not know of self-care for such a long time because I had not considered it an op...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

I like to describe the periodic depression that I experience as low mood. I first began using the term as part of my peer support co-ordinator training because we are encouraged to talk symptoms rather than diagnoses. But as time has gone on I have adopted low mood as...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

So, no one told me about THIS!

At 52 years young, I have started a new chapter in my Self Care Journey!  Well it probably started several years ago, but the penny has only just dropped!

For about 5 years I have been having heart palpitations. I have been to the doctors h...

Monday, February 19, 2018

Only a woman can become a mother. Now I know this isn’t breaking news to society – but it was to me, and it only became apparent the day I gave birth to my little girl and at 10 pm, when visiting time ended, it was just me and this bright eyed, pouty lipped little ange...

Monday, January 22, 2018

Like many others at the start of January each year I have succumbed to a January offer for leisure centre membership. I don’t see it as joining a gym, but to give me an incentive to ensure I attend my weekly swim and exercise class (and as long as I keep up both each w...

Friday, December 15, 2017

As a Headteacher of a first school the thought of self care was not really on my agenda other than a glass of wine when I got home on a Friday night, hopefully by 7pm but sometimes later.

The job was demanding emotionally and physically but I really enjoyed it. The day...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

I’m not ashamed to admit that I get spookily excited as we enter the Halloween season. Sticky apples and silly games spring to mind. I wish my kids were young again so I could play all of our, (my) favourite games.

I hear my friends say, "It’s commercial", "It’s over r...

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