To support Mental Health Awareness Week, we have made the Recovery, work-life balance, wellbeing: how to switch off – Recorded Webinar and Building emotional resilience in social care teams – Online Learning Package open access, and brought together Research in Practice learning resources on mental health and resilience to support health and social care practitioners.
The following resources focus on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people, adults and families, by exploring what enables positive outcomes in the face of adversity. They also focus on how to build conditions to support resilience when working with individuals, communities and organisations. See more Research in Practice resources to support resilience and support mental health.
Resilience is a concept that encompasses both individual characteristics and the organisational conditions to support it. It is widely applied across social care practice.
The recent Recovery, work-life balance, wellbeing: how to switch off – Recorded Webinar highlights the importance of detachment from work worries and concerns and highlights some strategies to help people develop healthy boundaries between their work and personal life. You can also read the accompanying recovery, work-life balance and wellbeing blog from Gail Kinman.
The online learning package on building emotional resilience in social care teams also explores emotional resilience in social work, considering techniques and tools for greater wellbeing in your role.
Resources to support resilience
- Assessing organisational resilience and wellbeing: Open access learning resources
- Building child and family resilience - boingboing's resilience approach in action: Frontline Briefing
- Leading with compassion: Supervisors' Briefing
- Practice supervisors: Resilience in COVID-19 – Webinar
- Recovery, work-life balance, wellbeing: how to switch off – Recorded Webinar
- Research Summary – October 2020 – (focusing on resilience in social work)
Mental health affects people at all stages of their life course and social care, health and education practitioners need a sound understanding of what this means for practice. Good assessment, and a working knowledge of key legislation, can help to improve outcomes for children and young people, adults and families.
Supporting mental health outcomes of adults and carers
These learning resources focus on supporting mental health outcomes of adults and carers:
- Adult attachment - Implications for adult social care practice: Frontline Briefing
- Embedding trauma-informed approaches in adult social care: Frontline Briefing
- Experts by Experience at The Bridge Collective: Audio learning resource – Podcast
- Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide
- Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Frontline Briefing
- Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Podcast
- Section 117 aftercare services and the Mental Health Act 1983: Practice Guidance
- Working with people who self-neglect: Practice Tool
Supporting mental health outcomes of children, young people and families
These learning resources focus on supporting mental health outcomes of children, young people and families:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences: What they tell us and implications for social care – Podcast
- Defragmenting CAMHS - commissioning the children and young people’s mental health system: Strategic Briefing
- Developing and leading trauma-informed practice: Leaders' Briefing
- Developing trauma-informed practices in inner London schools - the iTIPS Pilot
- Positive mental health and wellbeing in children and young people: Suggestions for practice
- Pre-birth assessment: Strategic Briefing
- Responding to self-harm among children and adolescents: Suggestions for practice
- Trauma-informed approaches with young people: Frontline Briefing
- Trauma-informed practice with children, young people and their families: Webinar 1
- Trauma-informed practice with children, young people and their families: Webinar 2
- Trauma-informed responses in relationship-based practice: Webinar
- Understanding self-harm among children and adolescents: Frontline Briefing