Celebrating Social Workers Day

26 September 2012

National Social Workers Day is today - 26 September and Taranaki DHB social workers are joining the celebration.

The main theme of the day is “Take Action on the Global Agenda” with four sub themes:

  • Promoting social and economic equalities
  • Promoting the dignity and worth of peoples
  • Working toward environmental sustainability
  • Strengthening recognition of the importance of human relationships
Taranaki DHB social worker Marianne Pike said the work of the 27 social workers at Taranaki DHB is varied and unpredictable.

“They are employed in mental health and physical health services, focussing on supporting people and family/whanau on the psycho-social impact of life changing diagnosis and supporting people to well-being / quality of life,” said Mrs Pike.

“This day is about saying thank you to all of our social workers who do some much good work in the DHB.”

During a recent ANZASW meeting attending social workers highlighted the amazing work being done by the Marfell Community Centre. A presentation by Nigel Bates, Marfell Community Centre Chairperson will occur around 11.30am.

The local National Social Workers Day celebration was held on 26 September 2012 in Barretts Lounge at Taranaki Base Hospital 11am – 1pm.

For more information please call
Sue Carrington
Media Adviser
Ph 021 367 789

Last updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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