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What is generalised anxiety disorder?

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Everyone feels anxious at times; it’s our body’s way of keeping us alert. But it becomes an issue when worry or fear starts to interfere with your day-to-day life. This is when we as psychologists may term it an anxiety disorder.

5 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Incorporate This Week

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month 2022

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Hey, Tough Guy.

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Toxic masculinity doesn’t begin in adulthood. It begins in infancy with the expectation that boys must tough it out, suck it up, not cry and never need soothing. Indeed, that toxic masculinity for some is beat into them verbally, some physically.

5% of social workers have met CPD requirement as registration opens

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Just over 5% of social workers have met continuing professional development registration requirements as the three-month renewal period opens.

How Alcohol Affects Your Liver

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Sometimes, You Just Need to Cry

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‘Placements do not exist’ to move unaccompanied children out of hotels, warn directors

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A government bid to speed up moving unaccompanied asylum-seeking children out of hotels into council care fails to address the dearth of placements available, directors have said.

The truth about diets and changing the language

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Generalised Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

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How to Stop Ruminating and Relax Your Mind

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New BASW chair seeks increased membership to enhance impact

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“I want to help set BASW on the path to doubling our membership in the near future. It will be difficult, especially with the cost-of-living crisis, but with a larger representation we will be in an even stronger position to influence policy makers and represent social workers with employers.”.

Have a Daily Dose of Self-Care During Self-Care Awareness Month This September

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Download your Self-Care Awareness Month calendar for 2022 and join The New Social Worker as we invite you to deepen awareness and activation of self-care

Tips for managing anxiety

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Positive interventions and how to make them - Part One

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I have always been keen to maker sure adult social workers apply approaches and interventions that will make a positive difference people’s lives. Often, it isn’t clear which of these approaches and interventions have an evidence base.

Social work numbers up in Scotland but concerns over widening mental health officer shortages

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Ethics Alive! Abortion Care and Social Work After Dobbs

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September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month

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I once looked up to my uncle, the Jesuit priest and teacher – then I discovered the monstrous truth

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Akerman and the National CASA/GAL Association for Children announce 2022 recipients of Academic Excellence Scholarship for foster youth

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The Unspoken Consequences of Trauma: Why I Haven’t Been Creative Lately

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