Research opportunities

Prison – No Place for Old Men – Monday 10th December

A short workshop, which aims to explore the position of the ‘older’ prisoner in relation to health and social care provision, recognising how people over the age of 60 are the fastest growing group in custody. Through the examination of Prison Reform Trust reports and documentation, as well as research, the workshop will examine the…

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Co-Production a Better Route to Impact? – Tuesday 20th November

Service User Co-Production and Participation in Mental Health – Tuesday 20th November, 9:00-12:00 Room 5, The Durham Centre, Belmont, Co. Durham, DH1 3TN Participation, user led, collaboration, co-production are all common terms used to describe the involvement of people in learning, teaching and research. This masterclass will explore the meaning of these around the blurring…

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Systems Centred Theory – Free Workshop for Social Work Practitioners & Students

GAPS (Groups for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work) are hosting a free workshop in Newcastle this Friday!! (2nd November) Research shows that building the working alliance is central to successful social work, yet is sometimes difficult to achieve. This workshop sets out to develop participants’ skills in conducting purposeful social work…

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Shining a Spotlight on Suicide Prevention

Within the field of social work, and every increasingly in modern society, the topic of mental health is debated with various focus such as work-based anxiety and stress, depression and suicide. With particular regards to the latter topic, often, many people who engage in the conversation feel ill-equipped and/or ill-informed to fully engage or understand…

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National Learn to Care Annual Study Day – 26th November

We are delighted to invite you to join your colleagues at the Annual study day for workforce development leads, principal social workers, commissioner’s et al who operate within the adults and children’s social care sector. This Learn to Care study event aims to provide information, support and networking opportunities through a blend of key note…

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An Introduction to Families, Drugs and Alcohol – Thursday 22nd November

Balance is offering a free one day accredited course delivered by Adfam, a national charity which improves life for families affected by drugs and alcohol, to support the development of Alcohol Free Childhood in the North East. We are seeking your support to secure the engagement of Early Help or similar services working with families…

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Innovation in Practice Learning & Field Education

NESWA are consistently looking to provide greater access to resources for our regional practitioners to assist with their practice and to help develop knowledge and skills across the workforce, whether that be a student or newly qualified social worker or even an experienced practitioner keen to remain up to date, particularly those that Practice Educate…

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Extending Voice & Autonomy through Participatory Action Research – 16th November

Our partners at Durham University are hosting a full day event on Friday 16th November entitled ‘Extending Voice and Autonomy through Participatory Action Research: Ethical and Practical Issues. The ideal of participatory action research is to address inequality by involving people experiencing marginalisation, whose voices are often silenced or unheard, in the process of knowledge…

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Student Placements – Useful Info & Opportunities for Funding

Here at NESWA we like to think we do our bit for Practice Educators and chances are most PEs will be gearing up to take their next student on placement as we speak, if they haven’t already arrived! Below is a document circulated by our Placement Coordinator, Helen, authored by The College of Social Work.…

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Skills For Care – Children & Families ASYE Launch Event

NESWA is happy to report that Skills For Care are hosting an event in November in York for those who are involved in the management or delivery of ASYE in your organisation. Launch events Following the successful consultation events through the summer, Skills For Care are holding a series of launch events primarily focussing on the…

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