25 episodes

A podcast exploring Social Work practice through stories & critical reflection.

The Social Work Stories Podcast The Social Work Stories Team

    • Social Sciences

A podcast exploring Social Work practice through stories & critical reflection.

    Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

    Learning about dying: The Invisible String and other important stories.

    This episode features the story of an anonymous social worker who has to navigate how best to help a family tell their child that their sibling is soon to die.
    Join Lis and Mim as they listen to this heartbreaking, yet heartwarming story of learning about dying.
    Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.
    Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.
    Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.
    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

    • 40 min
    Your liberation is tied up with mine: Social Work Stories from ANZSWWER 2019

    Your liberation is tied up with mine: Social Work Stories from ANZSWWER 2019

    In October of 2019 the Social Work Stories Podcast travelled to Perth for the Australia and New Zealand Social Work, Welfare, Education and Research (ANZSWWER) Symposium to hear some amazing social work stories around the topic of 'Social Work & Activism'.
    Join Mim and Lis as they listen back to the first of our ANZSWWER stories and unpack some themes relevant to all of our social work practices around the world. We hope you enjoy the first in this mini series, with more episodes coming soon.
    Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.
    Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.
    Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.
    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

    • 40 min
    The worst scenario possible - What does the social worker do?

    The worst scenario possible - What does the social worker do?

    A heart-wrenching story shared by your anonymous social worker. A four year old girl dies in the Emergency Department and you are the social worker supporting the family. What do you say? What do you do?
    Listen along with Mim & Lis as we bear witness and honour the life lost, the family's grief, and the support of this social worker in the worst of scenarios.
    Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.
    Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.
    Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.
    You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

    • 45 min
    The "S-Word" in Social Work- When Eros Enters the Therapeutic Space

    The "S-Word" in Social Work- When Eros Enters the Therapeutic Space

    In this episode, we sit down with a social worker who shares his story of being attracted to his client- what does this look like, how does it feel, and how do you keep yourself and your client safe. We discuss what happens when Eros enters the therapeutic space, the importance of being honest in supervision, and what role personal counselling holds for practitioners. 
    Mim and Lis share from their own experiences of education, supervision and the workplace, and break down that often avoided subject of sex in social work. 
    Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.
    Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.
    Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.You can find us on Instagram and Twitter at @SOWKStoriesPod, and can hear more of our episodes by subscribing to the Social Work Stories Podcast wherever you get your podcasts. And as always, you can find us at our home on the web, socialworkstories.com

    • 35 min
    The Social Work Stories Podcast: Our First Year

    The Social Work Stories Podcast: Our First Year

    It's been one year, twelve months, fifty-two weeks, three hundred and sixty-five days, five hundred and twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes since we released episode one of the social work stories podcast.
    To help us celebrate we've invited your third and fourth favourite podcast hosts to reminisce on the year that's been. We hope you enjoy!
    With love from the Social Work Stories Team.
    Music by Ben Grace (2018) 

    • 44 min
    Social Work in a Royal Commission

    Social Work in a Royal Commission

    Our first live podcast recording of the Social Work Stories Podcast, with your hosts Mim & Lis and guest social worker Gary Hampton. On this episode you get to meet Gary, a social worker positioned within the Australian Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse.
    EPISODE WARNING: The content of this episode may trigger some adverse or challenging responses for some listeners. Please take care of yourselves.
    This episode was also filmed. You can find it on our website - socialworkstories.com
    Hosts - Mim Fox & Lis Murphy.
    Producers - Ben Joseph & Justin Stech.
    Music - "Mama" by Ben Grace (Copyright 2018). Find song in-full on iTunes or Spotify.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

lover of zests ,

So inspiring

This is such a great podcast and learning tool. It’s helped so much with my reflections and learnings as I study social work. I’m in awe at everyone’s stories, strengths and compassion and it really has inspired me!

BBandC ,

Joy in Social Work

It’s great to hear diverse voices from a range of social work practice settings. It reminds me that we each play our part in working alongside people at difference stages and places of their life. Thanks Mim, Lis, producers and social workers telling their stories - the podcast is a good encouragement and helps me to stay connected to the joy that I find in social work.

Young Practising SW ,

Practicing Social Worker

This is a great podcast! I needed a reminder of why I should stay in the field. The field can be challenging as we normally have limited resources, the work itself can be challenging/stressful and we also work within broken systems which can be challenging and also exhausting. Also I experienced ‘burn out’ nearly two years ago whilst working as a YW in residential care (in my early 20s m) and had to change to DV, which has worked out for me. So yes, the podcast has been good for me to reflect on practice and to remind me why I do this and why I should continue. So thanks 😊

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