Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns
Reflective Supervision provides the support needed by practitioners who are working with highly emotional content daily through their work supporting children/young people and their families and managing complex staff issues. Working in such environments where there is a high level of emotional demand, requires support and ongoing professional development to provide perspective, increase skills and avoid stress and burnout.
Reflective Supervision sessions differ from clinical or case supervision sessions in that the focus is on the member of staff and any challenges to their resilience rather than the client the employee is working with. Outcomes are, therefore, person focused and aimed at meeting the needs of the member of staff and the needs of the organisation in supporting them.