Is Social Work a Good Career?
02 Dec 21
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Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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The role of social workers is often focused on the wellbeing of others, but how can they make sure they take care of themselves at work?
Mental health awareness is important in every line of work. But for those who spend their time caring about others, acts of self-care can fall by the wayside. Just because you understand the workings of mental health doesn’t mean you always practice it.
That’s why it’s vital to consider both personal and professional development in employment. Investing in yourself not only makes you happier, but you’ll get better job satisfaction and you’ll be able to provide better care for service users.
At the University of Bolton, we put students, and their needs first. We believe in balance between work and rest, and we are always here to talk. Here are 5 ways you can improve your mental health while working, training or juggling a master’s.
1. Take time off to relax
Whether you book a few days off to recharge, or simply dedicate an hour each day to wellbeing, taking a break from your work is hugely beneficial.
According to Brittany Johnson, a licensed mental health counsellor, taking breaks from your work allows your brain and body to recharge. Well-rested people are more productive and ultimately a lot more passionate in their jobs.
The MA Social Work course at the University of Bolton helps existing social work professionals develop knowledge in a range of modules, including self-care, resilience and workload management. This is all key in making sure you don’t suffer burnout.
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