Building resilience in your Social Work Practice: A New Approach to Self Care

Turn Over a New LEAF worked with One Stop Social and Hays Recruitment in 2019 to deliver this unique and outstanding workshop to locum or permanently employed social workers and others who are seeking to return back to Social Work.

Workshop Overview

Increasingly, People working in Social Work are having to do a lot more with less placing an ever growing pressure on their emotional and psychological well-being. Constant change and uncertainty, budget cuts, caseloads and service users becoming more complex, stretched leadership and working conditions, poor work/life balance and ongoing media scrutiny are significant contributory factors to these pressures. Multiple reports have confirmed the detrimental impact of these stressors specifically on social workers’ health and personal lives; including surveys and reports published by BASW, in conjunction with Bath Spa University and by Plymouth University.


In this unique and engaging presentation, Jan Carpenter shares 3 simple and highly effective tools, informed by neuroscience and research, which can help social workers alleviate and prevent stress. 

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How resilience, wellbeing and peak performance are intertwined.

  • To harness your innate resources and how to optimise your mindset, energy, creativity 

  • A new healing method called Havening Techniques that can help you to easily let go of unwanted emotions and empower your own ability to improve your mental and physical health

  • To develop resilience and performance building lifestyle habits including the power of visualisation 

  • Improve the quality of your rest and recovery from daily toxic stress

  • Improve personal and work relationships

  • Optimise your potential and performance.


Half day


Delivered online or via clients venue of choice (lockdown pending) 

Selection of feedback:

  • 'I really enjoyed it, very helpful genuinely new ideas and techniques'

  • 'I thoroughly enjoyed the course. I gained knowledge in how to look after myself and resilient not only at work but in my every day life'

  • 'I really enjoyed the course and debates within it, I learnt helpful and practical strategies to manage stress'

  • 'I am leaving feeling energised and refreshed'

  • 'Enjoyed the course, the trainer has lots of practical and theoretical experience, will recommend others for this training'

  • 'This course should be taught throughout social work practice as many social workers don't know how to take care of their wellbeing'


Jan Carpenter is a qualified adult social worker of 20 years up to Team Manager level with a specialist interest in professional leadership, mental health and safeguarding. He is a certified personal performance coach and corporate/executive coach and certified Havening Techniques® practitioner and trainer. He has delivered training courses and learning programs to a variety of local authorities and recruitment agencies and has been one of the coaches on the LGA funded Return To Social Work program for the last 3 years.

Join Jan and discover some unique and highly effective tools, informed by neuroscience, that can help build resilience and improve your health and wellbeing. 


If you believe your employer or recruitment agency would be interested in providing high quality resilience and wellbeing workshops, with a difference, to your candidates, in or outside of social work, feel free to make contact by clicking on this link.


©2020 Turn Over a New LEAF is a trading name of Solution Focused People Ltd. Proudly created with Jan Carpenter is a certified practitioner of Havening Techniques England UK. Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York.