To support World Health Day we have brought together Research in Practice learning on building a fairer and healthier world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide-ranging impact on the health, wellbeing and equality of citizens across the world. These open access resources aim to support people working with children and families, young people and adults to build a fairer, healthier world.
Learning to support equality, diversity and inclusion
Structural inequality and discrimination continue to exist in the UK and the resulting associated issues disproportionately impact people from a range of minoritised groups. The equality, diversity and inclusion topic explores these themes and looks at the value the health and social care sector can add in leading practice that has a positive impact for people from minoritised groups.
- Equality, diversity and inclusion thinking – Views
- From the individual to the social: Building back fairer – Recorded Webinar
- Human Rights and adult social Care: Videos
- Human rights principles in practice – a renewed focus on social justice at the heart of social care: Views
- Immigration and nationality for children in care: Views
- Poverty-aware practice with children and families: Podcast
- Sensuous supervisors: Understanding ourselves and others in the context of Black Lives Matter – Views
- Thinking about the impact of racism: Views
- Working together, learning together: A lived experience guide to co-production – Podcast
Learning to support mental health and wellbeing
During the pandemic mental health and wellbeing issues were often exacerbated with the social isolation of the lockdown. How can practitioners support and address concerns about children, adolescent and adult’s mental health and wellbeing needs as we emerge from lockdowns? The mental health topic explores this theme.
- Assessing organisational resilience and wellbeing – open access resources
- Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide
- Loneliness and social connection: Good practice now and in the future - Recorded Webinar
- Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Podcast
- Supporting the mental health of infants in care during the pandemic: Views
- Supporting the resilience and wellbeing of health and social care workers: Views
- Using strengths-based video-feedback techniques to build parent-child attunement: Practice Tool and Film
Learning to support thinking beyond the pandemic
COVID-19 has exposed and exacerbated longstanding inequalities in the UK against the backdrop of significant challenges to the existing health and social care system. There is significant learning from experiences during the pandemic that can inform future social care leadership and practice. The social care practice in the time of COVID-19 topic explores this theme.
- A digital turn in adult social care: Views
- Assets-based work with communities: Leaders' Briefing
- Community development work: The approach in Cornwall Council – Podcast
- Growing community capacity: Strategic Briefing
- Hope, change and reconciliation: reflections on child protection post-pandemic – Views
- Parent-infant contact in the pandemic: Shared learning
- Strengths-based practice: Film
- Supporting children and families during the pandemic: A conversation with NSPCC – Podcast
- Working with the community: Love Barrow Families – Podcast