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A national hub to help health and social care workers and carers look after their physical and mental health.
A collection of resilience resources covering topics such as supervision, leadership, self-care, and support and learning.
Outlines the concept of emotional resilience and considers how the policy and practice of social work may influence the development of organisational cultures.

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