Asset-based approaches

Community social work case studies

Showcasing community social work
A series of case studies that demonstrate what community social work is and has to offer, grounded in real-life context and experience.

From strength to strength

Iriss.fm, Episode 158

Iriss.fm
Catch-up with East Dunbartonshire Council about how an assets-based approach can improve mental health and wellbeing.

WITTY (What's Important To You?)

Create your own personalised map of what is important in your life to help promote well-being

WITTY on desktop

WITTY is a free iPad app which enables people to visually map positive assets and factors they have and can better engage with in day to day life.

Whilst we have provided this tool on an iPad you could create a paper version yourself using A3/A4 paper and images and objects you have to hand.

Social Assets in Action: Evaluation Report

Commissioned by IRISS, East Dunbartonshire CHP and East Dunbartonshire Council

East Dunbartonshire on map of Scotland
The Project aimed to incorporate strength-based practice in the delivery of mental health services by piloting Personal Asset Mapping, and to broaden awareness of community assets in order to show options outside of public service delivery including through developing a Community Well-being (asset) Map. This was intended to complement rather than replace attention to the needs of people who use services.

Assets-based approaches to intervention

Iriss.fm, episode 23

Lisa Pattoni presents highlights from Paul Morin's presentation and discusses his research with Fiona Garven of the Scottish Community Development Centre and Jennifer McLean of the Glasgow Centre for Centre for Population Health.