Creating moments of self-care at work

Posted: 09/04/2024

overview Self-care is essential for those in helping professionals to sustain themselves emotionally, physically, and mentally—if we don’t look after ourselves, we can’t effectively support others. By implementing regular self-care strategies, we can help prevent burnout, maintain physical and mental health, set boundaries, model…

Card hacks for… Storycatching

Posted: 02/04/2024

Narratives, metaphors and ‘restorying’ are all important elements of strength-based conversations. They help us think differently about the challenges we’re facing and offer alternative ways of thinking about solutions and ways to move forward. Stories invite us to listen, help us make sense of…

Card hacks for… Shadows and deeper shadows

Posted: 02/04/2024

Shadows is an image-based, conversation-starting tool, designed to invite people to explore the aspects of themselves that they may struggle to talk, or even think, about. Each Shadows card is intended to be a window into those parts of us that are often closed…

Card hacks for… Up and downs

Posted: 02/04/2024

The vagaries of the sea, with its tides, waves and unpredictable weather provide a great metaphor for the ups and downs of life. In Ups and Downs, the ‘everyperson’ character—who takes to the high seas in nothing but a bathtub—captures life in all its…

Card hacks for… Next Steps

Posted: 06/02/2024

We’ve all heard the expression ‘to put one foot in front of the other’.  But when we are managing mental health issues or other life challenges, even the simplest actions can feel hard. Next Steps was designed to remind us that every journey starts…

Strengths-based supervision: reflecting on practice

Posted: 24/05/2023

Join us in this workshop designed to re-energise your approach to supervision. It creates a space to explore supervision that values collaboration, mutual respect, careful reflection and constructive challenge.

Tools for wellbeing in human services work

Posted: 14/05/2019

Every work place has its stressors, especially professions that support others such as human services and education. Whether you work directly with clients or students, or are located primarily in an office, you will be aware of the toll your work can take on…