Who we are?
Social Workers in Adult Mental Health (SWAMH). SWAMH is a Special Interest Group (SIG) within the Irish Association of Social Workers (IASW).
Our vision is to promote the highest possible standards for mental health social work practice in Ireland, contribute to national mental health policy and to advocate for improved mental health service provision.
SWAMH aims to support colleagues, advocate for our profession and service users, promote best practice in the interest of service users through CPD events, sharing information and contributing to national mental health policy and developments.
Committee Members 2022/2023
Linda Curran (Chair)
James Halpenny (Secretary)
How often meetings take place
We have 5 – 6 meetings per year
We are currently working on a survey about the housing needs of our clients. Our aim is to understand and capture information into current practices by Mental Health Social Workers engaged with clients with a broad range of housing needs. Data from this survey will help us to advocate in a broader way, and it will also inform a collective position on mental health social work and housing needs. The survey, which takes between 8- 10 minutes, and can be accessed on this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPQJF8X.
The next SWAMH conference will take place on Friday 25th November 2022.
How to join
You can sign up at any of our events, by contacting the IASW office firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the SWAMH Chair and secretary.