It began as no more than a whim – a vague idea that it might be nice to set up an online magazine where anyone with an opinion could have their say about social care. That was back in October. At the time I had no idea what would happen or even if the magazine would make it to its first issue. I needn’t have worried.
Today I published the 4th issue of Care To Share Magazine and material is already coming in for issue 5. It seems that there really is an appetite for this sort of publication, free as it is from commercial constraints and hidden corporate agendas.
In issue 4 you’ll find articles on burnout and the hardships of coping with a family member’s suicide. There’s an appeal to regain some community spirit and another bemoaning the lack of simplicity in social care practice. There’s even a philosophical piece about penguins and the lessons we humans might learn from them. The final piece describing the hopelessness experienced by many returning servicemen and women is both informative and heart-rending.
The contents list is below:
Editors notes by Stuart Sorensen
Sponge by Kirstyn Knowles
The Saviour fantasy and emergency responses by Stuart Sorensen
Let’s keep things simple by Hugh Boyden
Community spirit by Henry Hobson
She took her own life by Claire Hirst (CLASP charity)
Penguins don’t obsess by Michelle Longo
The Mentally Ill need to be Mentally Stronger to get Help by Josephine Bloggs
We merry few, we band of buggered by Carl Spaul
Authors’ guidelines by Stuart Sorensen
You can read this and previous editions of Care To Share Magazine by clicking here
You might even want to have a go at writing an article or two yourself. Just check the authors’ guidelines first.
Either way – why not click across to the Care To Share Magazine blog to see what all the fuss is about.