A free peer support service has been launched for social workers across Scotland.
The Social Work Professional Support Service is designed by and for social workers to support, and be supported by, colleagues across the profession. This free and confidential service offers an essential space for social workers at any stage of their career to talk through personal and professional challenges, and to find solutions and ways forward, supported by a volunteer coach who is also a social worker.
You can access video or telephone sessions with a trained volunteer coach who understands the challenges faced by the social work community. Social workers who want to support their peers can also volunteer to become coaches themselves and receive training in coaching and mentoring.
The service is being funded by the Scottish Government, and delivered by the Scottish Association of Social Work, in partnership with Strengthening Practice, a relational social care training company with a proven history in coaching and support.
If you want to find out more about how to access support, or how to apply to become a volunteer coach, follow this link: https://www.basw.co.uk/social-work-professional-support-service