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Social work stress in mental health teams hits record high

What can I say?  I have a social work background er… I’m a social worker and I happen to have worked in mental health services since 1996.  Over that period I have met some great people; carers, service users and colleagues and had and seen some great things.  I have also witnessed and been involved in some very stressful incidents and seen a fair bit of distress again, among carers, service users and colleagues.  Stress is a part of the very fabric of life and no matter how hard we try it is unavoidable.  What makes the difference is how we and those around us respond and manage those stresses. Do You Care? Read on