They are the future of social work, and this the strongest foundation for practice. We are incredibly proud to call them Swan members!

You can read the article here, awarding Rachel, Tom, Marco and Catherine the first prize for their film 'A Very Human Crisis'. It will be shown at our conference, along with the chance for you to hear their story and ask questions.

This award is incredibly important on many levels. A cynical person (!) might say that once in practice, social workers are kept too busy and too exhausted to build radical and politically charged practice into their day to day activities. Practicing social workers and the people they work with face the poverty and devastation wreaked by neo-liberal ideology every day, but often need others to demand change. Challenging the destruction of good social work is a team effort, and there is no better time to start than as a student, with the support of SWAN behind you. Meet like minded people, build your networks, develop strong habits from the start, make the decision that you will not simply accept that this is the only way. ANOTHER SOCIAL WORK IS POSSIBLE, and Dundee are proving it. 

We await with baited breath the results of the SASW award ceremony tonight....

Join them at the conference in Teesside, 8th and 9th April, by buying a bargain ticket here

  • Mental Health Charter: submission on inpatient adult psychiatric care

SWAN supporters will already be familiar with the SWAN endorsed Mental Health Charter which was launched in 2014. The Charter critiques the crisis in mental health services in the context of austerity and calls for an end to the cuts while proposing radical alternatives. Recently the Mental Health Charter responded to the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Independent Commission into the state of Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Care as part of its call for evidence.

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