Looking After No.1Self-Care for People Working with Troubled Children & Young People
FOSTER CARER? • SOCIAL WORKER? • IN RESIDENTIAL CARE? • YOUTH JUSTICE? • TEACHER? • MH WORKER?
Whatever your role, because you work with troubled kids, that means you must be…
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- A caring person. You wouldn’t do the job otherwise. That also means…
- You probably don’t care for yourself as much as you should!
Now before you click off let me say one more thing:
LOOKING AFTER YOU IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS CARING FOR THE KIDS AT WORK
Why? Because if you’re not on top form, you can’t do the best possible job for them.
And that’s what this is all about – the children and young people themselves.
If, like me, you want to be the best version of yourself so you can really help the kids you work with – then you need to take better care of you.
That’s why I’ve pulled together this little book on self-care. It’s called:
A common mistake we all make…
Those who care for others often neglect themselves, which takes away from their effectiveness with the kids they serve.
This book shows why this is a mistake and how we can better “Look After No.1.”
- The need for honesty about the impact of work
- The importance of remembering our “why”
- How to beat burnout
- Practical hacks for doing better self-care
- Tips for building self-care into your routine
- How to enlist the support of others
There are action points at the end of sections to help us identify change and start taking small steps towards better practice.
If you want to be the best version of yourself and do the best possible job for the kids you work with – in whatever capacity – this book is for you.
Most of this material is available for free on the website in different blog posts – but not all of it.
I hope you enjoy it!