Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health awareness

Published: 10/05/2021

Author: Research in Practice

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

Resilience Mental Health Comms (1)

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.

To support work in this area, the recorded webinar and online learning package will be open access until 17 May

Resources to support resilience 

Mental health

Families Mental Health Comms (1)

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:  

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: