OWJ Beer Research

Interested in work-related stress prevention & reduction, coping behaviors, and health outcomes among social workers. Affiliations: The Ohio State University | The University of Plymouth | Western Kentucky University

‘Breaking Point’ | British Association of Social Workers

‘Breaking Point’ | British Association of Social Workers

In the face of concern over high caseloads, cuts to services, stress and burnout, researchers Oliver Beer and Professor Sheena Asthana of Plymouth University decided to investigate the health and wellbeing of practitioners in England. Here they share their findings

What can we do about stress and associated health risks? Evidence from a study of social workers in England

What can we do about stress and associated health risks? Evidence from a study of social workers in England

What Causes Stress in Social Work?

What Causes Stress in Social Work?

Researchers Oliver Beer and Professor Sheena Asthana of Plymouth University, UK, decided to investigate. They surveyed 427 social workers in England, UK, and here is a brief look at what they discovered.

How Stress Impacts Social Workers – and How They’re Trying to Cope

How Stress Impacts Social Workers – and How They’re Trying to Cope

Employers have a duty of care to their staff but our research suggests they're too often falling short, write Oliver Beer and Sheena Asthana

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