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BASW chief Ruth Allen on the state of mental health social work

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Our interview with Ruth Allen is part of a series of profiles of key figures who have shaped social work over the past five decades, to mark Community Care’s 50th anniversary. Previous interviewees include Eileen Munro, Herbert Laming , and June Thoburn.

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How Social Workers can Use Words to Heal

Social Work Blog

Social workers can use the printed word, books, and poetry to empower clients, promote social justice, and offer hope By Heather Rose Artushin, LISW-CP The printed word can be used to empower clients and offer hope in troubled times. People have long understood the healing power of words. In ancient Egypt, intentional words of healing were written on papyrus, then dissolved into a solution so that it could be physically ingested, like medicine.

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Loneliness Associated With Physical Health Issues

MQ Mental Health

New research suggests that daily instances of loneliness may be harmful to our physical health. A study by Penn State researchers highlights the harmful effects of loneliness on daily health. Published in Health Psychology, it underscores how even temporary feelings of loneliness can lead to symptoms like fatigue, headaches, and nausea, supporting the U.S.

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Social Work Works! The Mukuru Kaiyaba Story

International Federation of Social Workers

In the photo community leaders of Mukuru Kaiyaba along with social workers In 2005 a social worker Evans Nyakundi and his colleagues first visited the Mukuru Kaiyaba community, a slum […]

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5 Must Haves for Case Management

Thousands of nonprofits rely on case management software to help collect data, manage programs, coordinate with agencies, and provide life-changing health and human services. Adopting a cloud-based case management platform is essential for nonprofits and government agencies to operate more efficiently and make better use of their funding and budget.

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Council social care spending up 10% in real terms for second year in a row, data shows

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Council spending on adult and children’s social care is due to rise by 10% in real terms this year for the second consecutive year, government data has shown. Planned expenditure on adult social care will increase by £2.1bn, to £24.5bn , in 2024-25, a rise of 9.2% after taking account of inflation; this follows an increase of £2bn (10% in real terms) in 2023-24.

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Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Work Blog

By Nicole Roder, LCSW-C Did you know that clients with borderline personality disorder are over-represented in all levels of mental health care? Nicole Roder, LCSW-C Research shows that about 20 percent of all patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals meet criteria for BPD, as well as 10 percent of people seeking outpatient mental health treatment.

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Meeting in Kenya for the 2026 ‘SWSD’ Conference Takes Place

International Federation of Social Workers

Members of the 2026 Local Organising Committee and members of the Kenyan National Association of Social Workers.

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Mental health social workers pose greatest recruitment and retention challenge for adults’ services

Community Care

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Mental health social workers pose the greatest recruitment and retention challenge for adults’ services, a survey of councils has found. Authorities told the Local Government Association (LGA) that they were struggling to compete with other employers, including the NHS, on salary, while half lacked confidence in their ability to adequately staff mental health services over the coming

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Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Borderline Personality Disorder

Social Work Blog

By Nicole Roder, LCSW-C Did you know that clients with borderline personality disorder are over-represented in all levels of mental health care? Nicole Roder, LCSW-C Research shows that about 20 percent of all patients admitted to psychiatric hospitals meet criteria for BPD, as well as 10 percent of people seeking outpatient mental health treatment.

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Labour needs to think again on care home beds | Letters

The Guardian

Johnbosco Nwogbo of We Own It, John Harvey and Rodney Smith on the funding and allocation of social care beds In light of Labour’s failure to address in any serious way the issue of NHS funding in its manifesto, the new plan to hand already limited NHS resources to private care homes is puzzling. After 15 years of government cuts to local authority budgets, social care is dominated by private-equity-owned companies, extracting billions in profits from the social care system.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

You may have the clinical skills to manage a private practice, but your success could actually hinge on marketing skills. For a thriving practice, you need to differentiate yourself from others and present yourself in a way that attracts referrals. These days, much of that happens online, including on social media. In this webinar, Gary Direnfeld will discuss how social media marketing can help you build your private practice and grow your client base.

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Exercise to Boost Your Mental Health

Psychological Health Care

Exercise, physical activity or any regular movement can play an important role in maintaining good mental health. In fact, one of the most beneficial activities you can do to help protect your mental health is to move regularly. Regular movement can increase your energy, reduce anxiety and stress and boost your self-esteem. While it’s true, exercise or regular movement can’t cure mental illness, it can provide benefits to boost your overall wellbeing and help you better manage symptoms of poor m

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what the private language argument isn't

Clinical Philosophy

We still, 71 years after the Philosophical Investigations was published, find ourselves surrounded by versions of its 'private language argument' (§§243ff) which are both hopeless arguments and hopeless interpretations. To put this right, I've set out below how the principle hopeless PLA tends to go, and then present how I think the main argument in those sections actually does go.

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How Social Workers Can Use Words to Heal

Social Work Blog

Social workers can use the printed word, books, and poetry to empower clients, promote social justice, and offer hope By Heather Rose Artushin, LISW-CP People have long understood the healing power of words. In ancient Egypt, intentional words of healing were written on papyrus, then dissolved into a solution so that it could be physically ingested, like medicine.

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Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua wants to open care home for retired boxers

The Guardian

Boxer says ex-fighters suffer poor health and that he hopes to help them as part of his sports legacy Anthony Joshua has said he is considering opening a care home for retired boxers with health problems. Speaking to Lauren Laverne on Sunday’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs , the former world heavyweight champion said he had discussed issues faced by ex-fighters with his former boxing coach, John Oliver.

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Why the Social Worker of the Year Awards matter Peter Hay, CBE. Chair of the Board of Trustees

Social Work Awards

The Social Worker of the Year Awards is the only major national awards event for social work in England. Every year, the Awards attracts hundreds of entries and reaches millions of people with positive stories of outstanding social work, creative and compassionate practitioners and outstanding practice. We have become more focussed upon the experience of people who draw on social work and use their wisdom in settling on our outstanding winners.

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National Reunification Month and National Pride Month: celebrating the power of family reunification and LGBTQ+ pride

National Casa Gal

Celebrating the power of family reunification and LGBTQ+ pride. Read More. The post National Reunification Month and National Pride Month: celebrating the power of family reunification and LGBTQ+ pride appeared first on National CASA/GAL Association for Children.

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Nurse Well-Being and the Nursing Shortage — Are They Connected?

Relias

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the number of nurses employed in the U.S. is now approaching five million. So many nurses would probably not choose to enter the profession if they knew it might negatively affect their well-being. Yet from our recent nurse survey, we know that many nurses are leaving their jobs — or considering it — because they feel their well-being is suffering.

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Shelter, Inc. Awarded Cook County Behavioral Health Grant

Shelter, Inc

Shelter, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a grant from Cook County Health’s Stronger Together: Building a More Equitable Behavioral Health System in Cook County Initiative. Shelter, Inc. was awarded $273,146.87 to support the expansion of its clinical program into underserved communities in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.

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How adjustments for neurodiverse university students work

Lawson Psychology

How adjustments for neurodiverse university students work As we step into the realm of higher education, the journey can be both exciting and daunting. For neurodiverse students, this adventure may come with its unique set of challenges. For some, concerns about how to navigate these challenges can prevent them from even starting the journey. All minds deserve an opportunity to learn and grow, to expand and to be fascinated by new information.

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Michelangelo Trujillo Successfully Defends Dissertation

Michigan Social Work

Michelangelo Trujillo has successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Identity-Based Processes and Clinical Social Work Education." His committee included Joseph Himle (co-chair) and Richard Tolman.

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Nurse Well-Being and the Nursing Shortage — Are They Connected?

Relias

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the number of nurses employed in the U.S. is now approaching five million. So many nurses would probably not choose to enter the profession if they knew it might negatively affect their well-being. Yet from our recent nurse survey, we know that many nurses are leaving their jobs — or considering it — because they feel their well-being is suffering.

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The Role of Family in Adolescent Therapy

Prosper Health Collective

Adolescents in Therapy Mental health issues often begin during adolescence due to biological changes, hormonal fluctuations, academic and social pressures, sleep deprivation, and a lack of awareness about their identity and mental health. During this time, teenagers experience complex emotions for the first time but lack the life skills and brain development to manage these feelings effectively, making this period a stressful and confusing time.

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Study Examines Delays in Establishing Care in Hispanic Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

CAPC

Study evaluated the timing of care initiation in Hispanic patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC), noting significant delays establishing care with oncology, palliative care, and hospice.

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Client Affect Management: Helpful Tools for Success

University of Connecticut

Donald deGraffenried, LCSW Friday, July 19, 2024 – in-person 9 am – 3:30 pm 5 CECs Registration Fee: $125 10% discount for UConn SSW Alumni and current SSW Field Instructors Client Affect Management involves working with your client to learn and practice specific relaxation skills that help with stress management and contribute to an increase in resiliency and coping.

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Men’s Health Month

American Board of Clinical Social Work

Men's health month is recognized in June of each year. This health awareness observance brings attention to a range of well-being concerns affecting men and encourages self-care along with preventive health visits. Well-being is an experience of health, happiness and prosperity. It is holistic and consists of many domains including physical, mental, spiritual, and social.

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The role of inflammation and the immune system in adolescent depression

MQ Mental Health

Dr Valentina Zonca, from the Department of Pharmacology and Biomolecular Science at the University of Milan shares with us the most recent findings about the role of inflammation in depression from the MQ funded IDEA RiSCo study, in this recently published paper. Depression is becoming increasingly common among adolescents, making it crucial to understand the biological causes of this condition to develop novel and better prevention and treatment strategies.

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CAPC Launches New Virtual Workshops on Chronic Pain Management

CAPC

Virtual workshops offer up-to-date, practical, evidence-based guidance for chronic pain management for patients with serious illness in the context of substance use disorder.

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Unpaid UK carers ‘face financial hit that can last decades’

The Guardian

Loss of income, curbs on benefits and soaring bills are piling pressure on people caring for family members People who look after family members free of charge are taking a huge hit to their finances which could continue into their retirement as they find themselves unable to balance paid work with their caring commitments. Recent analysis of official figures by the financial firm Just Retirement found seven in 10 people who were receiving carer’s allowance were not in paid work, and missing out

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Study Evaluates Access to LGBTQ+ Inclusive Palliative Care Research

CAPC

Study examines access to LGBTQ+ palliative care research, highlighting the need for more accessible high-quality evidence to inform inclusive healthcare practices.

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Researchers Study Integrated Palliative Care Rotation for Hematology-Oncology Fellows

CAPC

Study finds integrating palliative care education into hematology-oncology fellowships improves fellows' knowledge, skill confidence, and clinical practice.

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Exploring AI-Generated Content and Professional Guidelines in Cancer Symptom Management

CAPC

Study compares cancer-related symptom management recommendations generated from ChatGPT and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.

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Digital Therapeutic App (ePAL) Helped Manage Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients

CAPC

Trial showed that the ePAL digital therapeutic app was associated with reduced pain and hospitalizations in patients with advanced cancer.

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Tax giveaways, rent caps and childcare: what the manifestos would mean for your finances

The Guardian

We look at general election pledges from Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems on tax, spending and benefits The manifestos are out, and every party fighting for your vote in the general election has included promises that could have an impact on your personal finances. How much of your earnings you take home, what the state pension will be worth, and how easy it will be to get on the housing ladder are among the key policy battles.

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