Main picture: Joanna Crawshaw emigrated to Australia after graduating and undertook pioneering work with the Marriage Guidance Council seeing couples together which had not previously been normal practice, before moving into Community Health which was also in its infancy. Joanna took part in an oral history project with the Australian Association of Social Workers which can be found here: 

Top right: Norma Duncan worked in the Social Study department at the University of Edinburgh and was instrumental in the setting up of the Student Counselling Service there.

The typed extract is from a letter from Agnes Williams who was appointed Psychiatric Social Worker with the North Eastern Council for Mental Welfare in 1936, earning a salary of £275 plus £100 car allowance. She was the first PSW to operate between the Scottish Borders and Leeds.

Top left: Marion Wright first went into personnel management working for Humber Ltd in Coventry and meeting the needs of a 1100 strong female workforce. Her time at the company saw the transition from war time to peace time production and the inevitable upheaval to the workforce. Marion then decided to go into psychiatric social work writing to course director Nora Milnes, “I should like to concentrate more on dealing with a few individuals deeply, rather than many superficially”. On returning to her native Argyll, she founded Home Start Lorn, a charity to support young families in the Argyll area [picture: The Oban Times].

Bottom right: Jean Peree was one of the first female members of the university mountaineering club and was one of a group that took part in an illicit night time trip to the Isle of Rhum before public access was allowed.



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