Support for me
In this section, we’ve provided information on a variety of issues that you might need support with – just click on the headings below to access our signposting links and other helpful resources.
Remember, it’s definitely worth having a chat with your manager if you are experiencing some difficulties – whether that’s at work or at home. It’s part of their job to support you and help you manage your own health and wellbeing as this will impact on your ability to perform your role, especially in a caring profession like social work.
If you really don’t feel able to talk with your manager, perhaps there’s another manager on a different team that you’d feel more comfortable discussing things with, or close colleague or friend. As they say, a problem shared is a problem halved and talking about a problem with someone else usually makes it seem less daunting or troubling.
There is no shame in asking for help; you spend your working life supporting others, so it’s only right that you get the support you need, when you need it.