World Social Work Day 2019
World Social Work Day is celebrated each year on the third Tuesday of each March. This year, it falls on Tuesday, 19 March 2019. World Social Work Day is when we celebrate and recognise social workers as champions for social justice, self-determination and human rights.
This year's theme is Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships.
Social workers are skilled, knowledgeable and specialise in issues related to social and emotional wellbeing. Working holistically with individuals, families and communities, social workers are passionate advocates for a fairer Australia. We have created resources for organisations and individuals around Australia to host their own World Social Work Day events, available on this page.
AASW branches around Australia will also host events. Visit this page regularly for updates.
In the media
AASW World Social Work Day 2019 video
Interview with Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM
This year, we ran a Twitter campaign with the aim of trending in Australia. We were successful - trending in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane, as well as nationally at number two.
We've had a great World Social Work Day today - thank you to everyone who made it special. We also achieved our goal of trending on Twitter in Australia - social workers were the second most-talked about subject in the country today! #WSWD19 - keep it going! pic.twitter.com/F7Ll9F71PF— AASW (@AASW_) March 19, 2019
On today's World Social Work Day #WSWD19 we are "Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships." It is so important we cherish & value our relationships & interactions with others. Thank you @AASW_ for working with individuals, families & communities for a fairer Australia. pic.twitter.com/LrF1dDnM2A— Claire Moore (@SenClaireMoore) March 18, 2019
Celebrating #WSWD19 in East Gippsland, Victoria. Slightly delayed celebrations to accommodate our remote colleagues working in Far East Gippsland. Thank you to all the social workers 'making a difference' throughout the world. @AASW_ pic.twitter.com/o5TNMoZVRN— Fiona Jennings (@fionajennings11) March 22, 2019
@ChildProtect_SA social workers Lia Centofanti and Gemayel Phillips-Zota have shared their experiences about working in child protection in line with World Social Work Day this week. Read more here: https://t.co/EMWlOzdnBx @aaswsa_sa #WSWD19 pic.twitter.com/wqgb7G8eE2— Child Protection SA (@ChildProtect_SA) March 21, 2019
Today is World Social Work Day, a day to celebrate and recognise social workers as champions for social justice, self-determination and human rights 🙌 So THANK YOU to all the amazing men and women who do vital work in our community. @AASW_ #ThankYou #WorldSocialWorkDay #WSWD19 pic.twitter.com/KuN2skksdp— Stephen Bennett (@Bennett4Burnett) March 18, 2019
Today is #WSWD19 with the theme of Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships. The @AASW_ is joining the global celebration of social workers as as champions for social justice, self-determination and human rights. pic.twitter.com/6b2nFm5Z7U— Catryna Bilyk (@Catbilyk) March 19, 2019
Happy World Social Work Day 2019- the S+G social work team are celebrating at various events with our colleagues.Promoting the importance of human relationships in our work. #WSWD19 @SlaterGordon @AASW_ pic.twitter.com/W30L3C03GV— S+G Social Workers (@SocialWorkSG) March 18, 2019
Who do you want to be in the village? Who do you want to be in the tribe? Connection is much more than forming a connection with someone. It's as simple as sitting next to someone on a bus. Validation & belief. @AASW_ #WSWD19 @LizCrowe2 @DonnaMcAuliffe2 @lesleychenoweth pic.twitter.com/dxRimTvXwP— Ellen Beaumont (@ellenbeaumont) March 19, 2019
Jane Anderson Latrobe Health Advocate talking about what she has learned by engaging the community, good example of importance of human relationships #WSWD19 @AASW_ @LHAdvocate pic.twitter.com/PnDbm7PUG1— Charity Sims-Jenkins (@CSimsJenkins) March 19, 2019
Happy World Social Work Day! We're celebrating the important work our social workers do for patients every day - not just at #Redcliffe Hospital but across our service. #WSWD19 @AASW_ pic.twitter.com/YpWfoiGL2F— MetroNorth HHS (@MetroNorthHHS) March 19, 2019
Today is World Social Day 2019, and it's a great opportunity to celebrate and recognise our social workers as champions for social justice, self-determination and human rights, locally and globally. We appreciate the work all of our social workers do to support our patients! pic.twitter.com/LxANw0OvD9— Sunshine Coast HHS (@SChealthnews) March 19, 2019
Meet Berry Street's Emma Shaw! Emma became a social worker to fight injustice & inequality within the community.— Berry Street (@berrystreet) March 18, 2019
Her advice to aspiring social workers? "Self-care is vital! Be sure to take breaks to have fun & connect with your community." 🙌#WSWD19 pic.twitter.com/DFucSnSQZW
Profile photos - Twitter and Facebook
We created a Facebook and Twitter frame to promote World Social Work Day - many used it.