The problem of disclosure of information in the public interest is not new. According to Greek mythology (Homer), Sisyphus was the wisest of mortals, who disclosed to the public that the god Zeus had abducted and raped Aegina, the king’s daughter. For this act, Sisyphus was condemned by the gods to perpetual punishment in the Underworld. This punishment was to roll a large boulder up a hill, only to have to watch it roll down again and endlessly repeat the cycle. Encapsulated in this myth are all the fears, worries and potential consequences for those who contemplate the disclosure of information. The myth of Sisyphus consists of an exercise, completed in advance of a supervision

session, which has been designed to provide an opportunity to explore some of the types of situation in which students and practitioners may consider ‘blowing the whistle’.