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An event to discuss experiences of tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence in rural settings.
Scottish Government provides additional funding to support unpaid carers.
Evidence on how the policy and practice of social work may influence the development of organisational cultures, and impact on the resilience of social workers.

Three things: Mental health

Provides recent evidence relating to Covid-19, stress, anxiety, and social care worker's mental health.
Evidence focused on clinical trials and studies which evaluate the effectiveness of certain support methods.
Provides students and practitioners with the opportunity to critically assess the value of mindfulness as a way of attending to wellbeing in their professional and personal lives.

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12 Jan 2021
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22 Dec 2020
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