Emotional resilience has become a buzzword in the helping professions. Although resilience has been incorporated into the “official discourse” of social work, it is important to consider:
• What does resilience mean?
• To what extent do we as social workers need to be resilient?
• Can resilience really protect our wellbeing and improve our professional practice?
• Perhaps most importantly, how can we build our resilience to help us thrive in a profession that, although rewarding, can be very stressful?
This evidence-based resource by Community Care Inform, aims to provide some guidance to help you navigate your professional journey. Based on their own research and that of others, they highlight the importance of emotional resilience in protecting your personal wellbeing and enhancing your professional practice and suggest ways to help you develop this important quality.