A BIT ABOUT ME

Experience, qualifications and areas of interest

 

 

My book, 'He Died Waiting: Learning the Lessons - a bereaved mother's view of mental health services', is out now. See the blog that explains why I wrote it and the 'shop' to buy it. 

Save the date: Virtual book launch 11th February 5pm (details of how to register to follow).

To see the pledges people have made, or to upload your Pledge For Tim, go to https://padlet.com/caroline_aldridge/HeDiedWaitingPledgeForTim

I am an ordinary middle-aged woman who has experienced some extraordinary things. I am a Social Worker (BA Hons) with an MA in Advanced Social Work and a Practice Educator. I am also a qualified teacher (Diploma in Education and Training) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have over 30 years experience of working with children (and their families) in a range of settings. My social work experience includes - safeguarding, adoption, child and adolescent mental health. I am passionate about educating practitioners in health and social care and about improving mental health services. When not working, studying, writing, or enjoying time with my friends and family, I can usually be found in my sewing room at the bottom of the garden.

I am co-creator of the What works Practice Learning Circle (see Padlet link for details https://padlet.com/carolinesettle/Whatworkspracticelearningcircle).

I am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care. My research will explore how bereaved relatives experience organisational processes when the death is associated with mental illness.

WELCOME TO THE LEARNING SOCIAL WORKER

The ideas, learning and reflections of a creative social worker and educator.

I am constantly learning and wants to share knowledge with like minded people. Join me as I reflect on my learning journey, share my practice highlights and challenges, make sense of ideas and think about social work and education. I want to learn from others so please do give me feedback. There is a story and a reason behind the quilt images that explains what I stand for, read 'learn more' to find out!

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME...

I enjoy exchanging ideas so do email me at caroline.aldridgesw@yahoo.com if you have anything you want to share or want more details on. 
Follow me, or comment on the blog, via Twitter @CarolineAldrid5 

For debates relating to my book, see my Twitter account for He Died Waiting @waiting_he 

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