With under three weeks left until our Reconnecting with the Heart of Frontline Practice seminar on May 25th, independent social care consultant Dr Nicola O Sullivan shares her thoughts on why this event is so timely.
“It is an essential task for frontline practitioners to contain the anxiety and vulnerability of those in their care, and that can be hard to sustain. We know that many in frontline professional roles are often so busy responding to competing and complex service demands that they find it hard to get in touch with that fatigued part of themselves. The word ‘resilience’ is often associated with frontline caring roles, but resilience is not located in the person alone; it is in their relationship with their organisation, community and in the systems they navigate daily.
Spaces in which frontline practitioners can be vulnerable themselves and where they can get in touch with their own emotions and limitations as workers are scarce. Many skilled and experienced practitioners we meet carry an immense weight of responsibility for their work and they live with the anxiety about decisions they have made or must make on a daily basis.”
There are a very limited number of tickets for the seminar left. You can book your place here. We look forward to welcoming you.