Resources for social work students and professionals
This is a helpful guide for using Google Meet technology (adapted from AfC’s staff version, with thanks)
Research in Practice April Research Summary: Social work in extremis: A COVID-19 edition
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has created a free COVID-19 eLearning programme available to all staff across health and social care. The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus including essential guidance from the NHS, Government and WHO, infection prevention and control, personal protection equipment and more. Find out more here.
There’s a lot of online resources here – from mental health and emotional support resources, to online streamed concerts and activities for children.
For professionals working ‘online’:
This free resource (sign up required) is aimed at counsellors and therapists but there’s some interesting information for practitioners when thinking about ‘safety’ in terms of people having a confidential space to talk and containment afterwards. Also helpful when thinking about things like disclosure/disinhibition when working online.
Dr Lars K Hansen, a renowned Consultant Psychiatrist, has released a number of 10 minute YouTube videos with tips about various things COVID-19 related, including anxiety, relationships and anger management.
Jan Carpenter, who has facilitated sessions at Teaching Partnership Wellbeing Events, is holding a series of weekly webinars for key workers on the topic of resilience and letting go of Coronavirus related anxiety every Thursday 7-8pm.
Domestic violence and abuse:
This quick guide from SCIE is aimed at professionals and organisations who are involved in supporting and safeguarding adults and children.
A number of blogs edited and published by SCIE to support the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social Work England has a useful Coronavirus information page that is updated regularly with information. The information is separated out into different sections for social workers, students, education and training providers and employers.