Resources and tools I recommend

Welcome to the Inside Social Work Resource Page.  I thought I would create this to give you some ideas for things to read and listen to and general resources to help get you started.

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This list will continue to grow, here are a few books to get you started

Lost Connections by Johann Hari.

The Power of Attachment by Diane Poole Heller, PhD.

I often find myself talking to couples and families about attachment and wanted some resources to give them and for my own knowledge and personal growth. This was recommended to me by one of my teachers, it was a good read Dianne Poole Heller’s The power of attachment.

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown.

Almost anything written by Brene Brown is worth a read. Start off with the gifts of imperfection and work your way through her books, they’re great for clinicians and to recommend to some clients.

Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel.

This is one of my favourites. Mating in Captivity

Whether you’re a student, graduate or experienced worker keeping on-top of things is a must. Here are some of my favourite tools and a template I create just for you.

I’m a huge fan of Trello, it keeps me on task and helps me organise my to-do list and bigger picture projects. I have it on my phone and desktop so I never lose anything. I’ve added the Chrome add on to make saving ideas and websites quicker. I use Mailchimp for my newsletters

Traffic light to do list. I love using this with clients and it’s one I use myself. Every couple of days I write down what I need to do in the relevant coloured box. Red is the most urgent, amber important, green I have a bit more time. Its helps me prioritise.

Some of my go to websites for mental health information  helps you find suitable online mental health resources


A free online portal to find information about mental health resources that really work.


Provides information about depression and its treatment, as well as resources for young

I have been listening to Melvin’s podcast for about a year now, highly recommend this podcast and his healthcasters course for those wanting to get into podcasting

Another great podcast is practice of the practice

ABC’s all in the mind is a great podcast, great variety of topics and interesting things to do with the mind and brain

One of my colleagues got me onto this, Davids Burn’s Feeling Good Podcast is one of my regulars, the website is a little daggy but the content is interesting and valuable

One of my all time favourites is Ether Perels ‘where should we begin’’

I am a huge fan of everything Esther Perel. If you work with couples or you’re in a couple this is a game changer