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All things Occupational Therapy

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All things Occupational Therapy

    Episode 41 – Developing OT In Scottish Prisons

    Episode 41 – Developing OT In Scottish Prisons

    Episode 41 – Developing OT In Scottish Prisons
    On this week’s episode, I am in conversation with Stephanie Morrison, an Occupational Therapist and Lecturer based in Scotland about her experiences and work in developing and promoting the role of Occupational Therapy in Scottish prisons. Stephanie shares some of the projects she has been involved in and the outcomes of these before moving on to discuss why she feels that a population/ public health approach should be taken when working with people in prison environments.
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    Episode 40 – Prison & Sensory Approaches

    Episode 40 – Prison & Sensory Approaches

    Episode 40 – Prison & Sensory Approaches

    On this week’s episode, I am in conversation with Gisele Craswell, an Occupational Therapist based in Canada about the use of sensory approaches in prison environment. We discuss the sensory experiences of people in prison and the possible impact on functioning. We also discuss what the evidence says about sensory interventions and mental health, the challenges in providing sensory interventions in prisons and Gisele provides advice for OTs based in prison or forensic units who want to develop a sensory pathway. Gisele states that she is more than happy to answer any questions or have conversations with OTs about this area of practice so if you would like to get in touch, please drop me an email and I will link you up with her. Below are some of the resources Gisele has found useful in informing her practice.

    Tina Champagne’s (2011) book “Sensory Modulation & Environment: Essential Elements of Occupation”

    Julie O’Sullivan & Carolyn Fitzgibbons (2018) book “Sensory Modulation: Changing how you feel through using your senses”

    Karen Moore’s “Sensory Connection Program

    ot-innovations.com

    Tepou Sensory Modulation

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    • 55 min
    Episode 39 – OT Service In Prison: Integrated Support Unit

    Episode 39 – OT Service In Prison: Integrated Support Unit

    Episode 39 – OT Service In Prison: Integrated Support Unit
    On this week’s episode, I am in conversation with Charlotte French (@charfrenchOT), an Occupational Therapist in a remand prison in the North East of England about her role in an Integrated Support Unit which aims to support people experiencing mental health difficulties. We discuss what the unit looks like and the interventions and assessments she completes with the people she works with in order to support them. We also discuss some of the challenges with transitions away from the unit and the potential difficulties this may throw up.
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    • 45 min
    Episode 38 – Youth Justice and OT

    Episode 38 – Youth Justice and OT

    Episode 38 – Youth Justice and OT
    Continuing with the OT in criminal justice system, in this episode, I am joined by Natalie Shearer (@NatalieS_OT) & Toks Odutayo (@TokunboTweetz) to discuss their work with young people in the community as part of the youth justice service in London. They share some of the opportunities and challenges of their roles and how they try and put the Occupational Therapy stamp on it. We also discuss the impact covid has had on their services and how they hope to develop the service they provide further.
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    • 44 min
    Episode 37 - Long Covid and Me

    Episode 37 - Long Covid and Me

    Episode 37 - Long Covid and Me

    In this episode, I am joined by Helen Skiffington who shares her experience of Long Covid. Helen experienced the symptoms of covid back in March 2020 and continues to be affected until now. She talks about the impact it has had on her ability to engage in meaningful and productive activities such as work, exercise and other leisure activities.

    If you are experiencing any of the symptoms which may be related to or classed as Long Covid, please contact with your GP. Below are some resources and pages as recommended by Helen.

    Long Covid OT Support Group

    Long Covid Physio

    RCOT Covid Documents

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    Episode 36 – Standing For RCOT Council Seat For England

    Episode 36 – Standing For RCOT Council Seat For England

    Episode 36 – Standing For RCOT Council Seat For England
    In this episode, I am joined by Kalimah Ibrahiim to why she is standing for the RCOT council member seat for England. Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) in England have the democratic right to select a candidate for the seat of Council Member. With the ballots closing on Friday, 4th May 2021 at 12noon, I took an opportunity to have a conversation with Kalimah about what the position involves and the reasons behind her deciding to stand for it. Please make you get involved in the voting process if you are a member of the RCOT in England because your vote matters
    Kalimah can be found on Twitter (@KalimahOT) and Instagram (Kalimah_OT) if you would like to engage with her.
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