Suggested time: 1.5 hours


People who choose to work directly with young people often find their work stressful and challenging. It is tempting for workers to believe that they should just 'get on with the job'. However, it is important for you to have established support networks and to have adequate supervision so that you can perform to the best of your ability. This topic deals with ways to organise and maintain effective personal and professional support.

Key issues

7.1 Identifying support networks

7.2 Negotiating and maintaining effective supervision