Podcast

Working close to home, experiences of a social worker in rural Victoria.

In this episode, Lachlan Slade shares some of his experiences working in rural communities. We talk about some of the challenges of living and working close to your clients and how to have a conversation about appropriate boundaries.  Lachlan shares…

You cannot tell ACT to clients, you have to experience it with them. Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Louise Hayes

In this week's episode Louise Hayes explains some of the basic principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT.  Louise is a clinical psychologist, peer reviewed ACT trainer, an academic, author, speaker and active philanthropist. Louise uses ACT with young people…

“I need my me time’’. Finding space, laughter and other ways to manage anxiety during difficult times, with Dr Lillian Nejad.

This week's episode Lillian shares some ways we can manage anxiety during tough times.  We talk about needing alone time, balancing work-life balance and how to support someone when they share with you when they’re in distress. Lillian Nejad, PhD,…

Don’t worry if you make mistakes. Talking business and supervision with Jane Wexler.

In this episode we talk about how to make the most of supervision, how to be a supervisor and some of the issues social workers encounter when running a business. Jane shares her experience working in a range of fields…

Loneliness doesn’t discriminate . Addressing the stigma around loneliness with Friends for Good.

Loneliness doesn't discriminate

Throughout Laura's work with people she heard a lot of people talking about being lonely. Some were well connected and well resourced individuals that they were not getting enough social connection. This sparked an idea. Laura Rouhan is the co…

Going from student to professional and starting a social work newsletter with Joanne Young and Alice Cairn

Jo is doing her final year of a Masters of Social Work (Qualifying), and is currently supporting caseworkers working with vulnerable families and children. Alice is a social worker in a residential educational setting and recently graduated from a Masters…

Working with Young People. Talking school refusal and balancing teachers, parents and young people’s differing needs.

In this episode, Sarah and I talk about the challenges of working with schools and balancing wellbeing and student academic outcomes. Sarah shares some of the various programs some schools are implementing to support students with their wellbeing and mental…