Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

A wonderful resource and a well written article about grief and grieving... Source: How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost via How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement… Continue reading How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You’re Not Sure What to Do | HuffPost — Loss, Grief, Bereavement and Life Transitions Resource Library

Education, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Compassion and the Importance of It

I came across this article on LinkedIn: Compassion at Work: What is It? We all could have a different definition of compassion, but this is the scenario I came up with to describe its meaning; "Compassion then, is empathy with action." Imagine being in a meeting with a colleague and all of a sudden they tear… Continue reading Compassion and the Importance of It

Aging/Gerontology, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Creating a Network List for the areas of Death, Dying & End of Life……

It is evident that discussions and training programs on the topics of death, dying, and end of life are few and far between. This needs to change as the older population is aging and soon will be bigger than the youth population. My goal as a social worker/case manager is to change this. This is… Continue reading Creating a Network List for the areas of Death, Dying & End of Life……

Aging/Gerontology, Education, End-of-Life, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Isolation Amoung Seniors….

As a case manager that works with older adults/seniors in a private community centre, my role is different than a social worker or case manager in a government system. People choose to be involved with our agency in some way whether through the Wellness Centre, taking courses, volunteering, playing cards, socializing in the cafeteria, attending… Continue reading Social Isolation Amoung Seniors….

Career/Job Advice, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Some Words to Work By

Having worked in the field of Social Services for many years, I can acknowledge quite openly that the way I think and interact with my clients and co-workers has changed over the years. Call it maturity, wisdom, experience, even trial and error, but I like to think it’s a sign of growth and continuous understanding.… Continue reading Some Words to Work By

Career/Job Advice, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Want To Be A Better Listener?

The dawn of a new year is an ideal time to set yourself a goal of learning a new skill, or improving upon a skill which you already have but have yet to master. If by chance you haven’t really set a goal for yourself, I’d like to encourage you to consider listening better as… Continue reading Want To Be A Better Listener?

Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Speaking with the Emotionally Fragile

Guest Blogger- Kelly Mitchell, BA This week and next, I’m meeting 1:1 with 21 people who just last week I spent 5 days with, exploring career possibilities and learning about themselves. The purpose of our individual meetings is to give them feedback on their participation in the process, sum up what they got out of… Continue reading Speaking with the Emotionally Fragile