In this workshop we will explore what wellbeing means to social workers, looking at the differences between hedonistic and eudaimonic wellbeing and what that means to you in practice.

We will use the BASW ‘Social Worker Wellbeing and Working Conditions Good Practice Toolkit’ https://www.basw.co.uk/social-worker-wellbeing-and-working-conditions as a framework to help you be more informed and empowered to look after yourself better at work and to recognise when you need support; how to access it; know your rights and what you should expect from your employer.

In the workshop we will focus on section 1 of the Toolkit: Self-care; Accessing continuing professional development; professional community and collective identity; trade union support; taking action.

The workshop will be participatory to include strategies that support individual and collective workforce wellbeing.