Social work education and training

Mildmay has been at the forefront of social work education for over five years. Students from in and around London are placed at Mildmay to complete their social work placement.

Mildmay’s social work team, headed up by Lead Social Worker, Beverly Nelson, supports vulnerable patients within our hospital. It offers patients wrap-around care that is respectful, inclusive, and considerate of all care and support needs. Mildmay’s social work team works with patients, their carers, family, and advocate to promote collaborative working, anti-oppressive and anti-discriminative practices.

Mildmay offers students the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside consultants, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors, nurses, and community nurse specialists. Students also can work with multi-disciplinary teams outside of the hospital to plan patients discharge.

Due to the complexity of the needs of patients, cases often require multi-skilled and diverse professionals to meet their needs. Students have the opportunity to work with patients from the point of admission to the point of discharge and handing over to the community teams.

Mildmay is a unique hospital that offers its patients a place to heal and a place to reconnect with family, friends, and loved ones. We help patients to build a support network that promotes wellbeing and social inclusion once patients have been discharged. Mildmay’s social work team prides itself in building and maintaining a positive relationship with patients to ensure that patient care is personalised and meets their assessed needs.

Mildmay makes a positive contribution to training the next generation of social workers

Students at all levels are welcome to support their learning. We offer you the real-life experience of working with service users at a pace suited to your learning needs and ensuring support is available to help you in your learning journey.

The presence of a multi-disciplinary team means that students also have the opportunity to work with and learn from other professionals.

In the first instance, please contact Mildmay's Lead Social Worker, Beverley Nelson: beverley.nelson@mildmay.org

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