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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. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and review this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
59:60
May 5, 2021
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 If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and review this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
55:44
April 27, 2021
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. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and review this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
45:51
April 20, 2021
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. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
44:45
April 13, 2021
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 If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and review this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
49:45
April 8, 2021
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. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
19:45
April 5, 2021
Episode 35 - Leading Healthcare In Prison
Episode 35 – Leading Healthcare In Prison In this episode, I am joined by Rachel Gibbs to discuss the healthcare provision in Northern Ireland prison service. Rachel has an Occupational Therapy background but is now in a senior leadership position. She discusses how she has used her leadership position to improve the prison healthcare system especially in relation to increase in allied health professionals. Rachel also share her thoughts on the role and impact Occupational Therapy can have in prison. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
57:15
March 30, 2021
Episode 34 – Prison Mental Health OT
Episode 34 – Prison Mental Health OT In this episode, I am joined by Charlotte Wise & Katie Vaneker to discuss their roles working in mental health teams within a prison. We discuss what a typical day looks like and the challenges around this and the difficulty in maintaining an occupation focused practice in a highly restricted environment. Katie also shares her experience of having spent a month in a Nepalese prison. This is the first episode of the mini-series exploring the role and impact of occupational therapy within the criminal justice system. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
01:08:09
March 23, 2021
Episode 33 – Be Your Own OT?
Episode 33 – Be Your Own OT? In this episode, I chill with Victoria Roberts discussing the difficulty we as Occupational Therapist experience in using some of the concepts and theories in the profession on ourselves when we are experiencing burnout/ difficulties with work. Victoria shares her own personal journey in overcoming some of the difficulties she has experienced over the years as an OT and also during the Covid 19 pandemic. Below are books and podcast recommendations provided by Victoria. Burnout: The Secret to Solving the Stress Cycle. By Emily and Amelia Nagoski The Choice - By Edith Eger The Mind Management by Prof Steve Peters Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty The Happiness Lab Podcast The Five Minute Journal App Dr Chatterjee Feel Better, Live More Podcast Occupied Podcast Episode 98 If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast a review to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
01:23:60
March 10, 2021
Episode 32 - Parental & Perinatal Mental Health
Episode 32 - Parental & Perinatal Mental Health In this episode, I am in conversation with Sarah Maris-Shaw and Somia Jan about the Occupational Therapy role in parental and perinatal mental health working with women and babies.  For more information about the role of the perinatal occupational therapist visit the e-learning link at NHS Health Education England: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/perinatal-mental-health/or/+ join the RCOT specialist section mental health. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast a review to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
51:60
March 3, 2021
Episode 31 - Use of Humour in Occupational Therapy
Episode 31 - Use of Humour in Occupational Therapy In this episode, I speak again with Alice Hortop from Episode 27, about the use of humour in Occupational Therapy. Alice shares the benefits humour can have during therapeutic interactions and when it is or not appropriate to use it. We also discuss the impact humour/laughing/smiling can have on us as individuals working in stressful environments and how awareness of this is important. Below are some useful links to  Humour4OT Facebook Group Laughology Book Raspberry Training and Therapy Dr Alex Korb - The Upward Spiral If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and review this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
51:08
February 24, 2021
Episode 30 - Hoarding & Occupational Therapy
Episode 30 – Hoarding & Occupational Therapy In this episode, I am in conversation in Brigitte Hoare. We have a discussion about hoarding and the role Occupational Therapy can have in this area. Hoarding is often viewed negatively but it is important to understand some of the experiences of those who may engage in this in. Brigitte shares her experiences working in this area with her own independent practice Red Squirrel. Below are links to some of the resources and websites she mentions. Understanding Hoarding Book Help For Hoarders Digging Out Book Enabling Spaces The Collyer Brothers If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast a review to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
32:09
February 17, 2021
Episode 29 – Occupational Therapy In Ghana
Episode 29 – Occupational Therapy In Ghana In this episode, I am in conversation in Ann Sena Fordie. She is an Occupational Therapist based in Ghana. We discuss both the history and current state of the profession in the country. Ann also discuss about her position as the president of Occupational Therapy Association of Ghana (OTAG) and the impact the association are hoping to have on the wellbeing of the population of the nation. You can find both Ann and OTAG on Instagram. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
52:29
February 10, 2021
Episode 28 - Sport For Confidence
Episode 28 – Sport For Confidence In this episode, I am joined by Lyndsey Barratt from award winning organisation Sport For Confidence. We discuss the role and impact of Occupational Therapy within the organisation, the power of sport and physical activity and her hopes and vision for the future of the organisation. You can follow Lyndsey and her colleagues on twitter @Sportforconf and @OT4PA and also on Facebook If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
48:33
February 3, 2021
Episode 27 - Involuntary Childlessness
Episode 27 – Involuntary Childlessness In this episode, I talk with Alice Hortop about her personal experience of involuntary childlessness and the impact it can have on identity, mental wellbeing and the assumptions people may make of those without children. We touch on understanding the importance of both social connectedness and solitude when one may be experiencing difficult times. If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and review this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
50:08
January 27, 2021
Episode 26 - Pathways To Purpose
Episode 26 - Pathways To Purpose In this episode, I chill out with Hannah Manning to explore her journey into Occupational Therapy before discussing her current role and the use of nature and gardening within this. We finish off by diving deep into her mindset coaching work and how she helps individuals unlock thier purpose and potential. You can find out more about Hannah's mindset coaching work by visiting her website or catch her on Instagram at @hannahmanning If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
01:01:55
January 20, 2021
Episode 25 - Let's Talk Preceptorship
Episode 25 – Let’s Talk Preceptorship Transition from a student to newly-qualified in practice can at times be a difficult one. Here in the UK, the preceptorship process is a way of helping newly-qualified Occupational Therapist to make that transition a little bit smoother. In this episode, I speak with 5 Occupational Therapists about their experiences of engaging in the preceptorship process in their first year of practice during the current Covid 19 Pandemic. Bethany Morgan-Davis - Instagram Fidelia Prosper  - Instagram Katy Williams - Twitter Paul Wilkinson - Instagram Sophie Webb - Instagram Below are links to resources for newly qualified Occupational Therapists (UK perspective) Elizabeth Casson NQOT RCOT Career Development Framework OTHub Article OT and Chill Episode 3 If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill). Please rate and leave this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
58:06
January 6, 2021
Episode 24 - Race & Health Inequalities
Episode 24 - Race & Health Inequalities . The link between race and health has been well documented in research and government reports. This was particularly apparent during the COVID pandemic with those from minority ethnic groups disproportionately passing away. . In this episode, I discuss the area of race and health inequalities with: . Andrea Wright - @IntegraTherapy Musharrat Ahmed Landeryou - @LecturerMish Dr Gita Ramdharry - @Gitaramdharry Shahedah Vawda - @Sha_Vawda . This episode was inspired by the Bridges Self Management webinar back in August. You can catchup with this below. . https://youtu.be/vt-q3pLSU7s . If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “otandchill@gmail.com” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill) . Have a fantastic holiday season.
01:24:17
December 8, 2020
Episode 23 - Cannabis and Occupational Therapy
Episode 23 - Cannabis and Occupational Therapy In this episode, I speak to Carlneshia Hunnicutt (OTD, OTR/L) and Emily Grullón (OTD, OTR/L) about the potential use of Cannabis in Occupational Therapy practice. This has been an area of interest to them since thier training and continue to engage in research about it. You can find Carlneisha and Emily at @CannabisOT on Instagram. Their publications can be accessed via the links before. Impact of Recreational and Medicinal Cannabinoids on Quality of Life and Occupation: A Scoping Review The Therapeutic Potential of Cannabinoids and Phonophoresis in Pain Management: A Scoping Review In the UK, there have been some recent legal challenges around the NHS guidelines around the use of medicinal cannabis for conditions such as epilepsy.  If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com).  If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
47:08
November 25, 2020
Episode 22 - Autism Series Part 6 - Autism and Occupational Therapy with Briana Miller
Episode 22 - Autism Series Part 6 - Autism and Occupational Therapy with Briana Miller In this final episode of the Autism Series, I speak to Briana Miller. We discuss her OT role working with Autistic children. We talk about the interventions she undertake as well the cultural impact on her practice. We touch upon the impact the covid pandemic has had on her work. Briana currently lives and works as an Occupational Therapist in Botswana at Meribah OT solutions. She is very passionate about connecting, collaborating, educating and advocating for families within the community. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life of ALL my clients. Briana hopes to spread disability awareness and advocate for individuals with disabilities! The clinic she works are are in need of assessments and any materials for Occupational Therapy interventions so If you would like to donate to the clinic and services being provided to children and adults with disabilities in Botswana please contact her via email (Email : BriTheOT@gmail.) or drop her a DM via her Instagram handle (@DrBRITHEOT) If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com) If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
38:51
November 11, 2020
Episode 21 - Autism Series Part 5 - Autism and Women with Hannah Hayward & Emma Kurran
Episode 21 - Autism Series Part 5 - Autism and Women with Hannah Hayward & Emma Kurran In Part 5 of the Autism Series, I speak with Hannah Hayward & Emma Kurran about Autism and Women. We discuss differences in presentation between men and women and some of the reasons behind this. We speak about the prevalence of Autism amongst women in the criminal justice system.  Emma provides her lived experiences of how Autism has impacted on some of her occupations. We also touch upon the importance of understanding differences in sensory presentations.  Emma can be found on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmakurran/  Hannah can be found on Twitter: @Hannahlhayward & via her website https://www.hannahhayward.co.uk/  Useful Links Twitter: @GillLoomesQuinn - Autism advocate on twitter Twitter: @AgonyAutie - Agony Autie  gives honest, raw accounts of her experiences with her physical difficulties and being autistic YouTube: Neurodiversity – the key that unlocked my world - TED Talk YouTube: Women and Autism. Towards a Better Understanding | Sarai Pahla - TED Talk YouTube: Ellen Jones - Autistic women sharing her experiences. Mumsnet  Spanning over a decade, Hannah’s extensive work in autism covers research, diagnosis, mentoring, care, training and education. She is highly experienced in delivering gold standard diagnosis of adolescents, adults and children and sees patients and their families both privately and through her ongoing work with primary care trusts. She is in the final stages of completing a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London on how we can better understand sex differences and similarities in the autism profile. Since 2012, Hannah has been delivering autism psycho-educational workshops with male and female offenders across London prisons. Having been part of a successful bid for government funding in early 2018, she is now partnering with St. Giles Trust to improve service provision for women with mental health and complex support needs in England’s Criminal Justice System. Hannah has dedicated herself to autism research and tirelessly advocates for increased public understanding of women on the spectrum, and indeed the greater well-being of all those with neurodiverse conditions.  Emma Kurran is a 3D Artist and an Autistic woman. She was diagnosed at 18 years old whilst at university.  She originally trained as a 3D Character Animator and worked on some amazing VFX films, including Jungle Book (2016), Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) for a few hectic years, then became a freelance animator and illustrator for a change in pace. She sometimes participates in autism studies at King's College London and once a year delivers a talk to students of MSc Clinical Neurodevelopmental Sciences about my experience as a woman living with autism.
01:07:45
October 21, 2020
Episode 20 - Celebrating AHP DAY 2020
LISTEN UP...14th October 2020 is AHP DAY 2020!!! To celebrate, I put together an episode inviting different Allied Health Professionals to share something about their role, why they took it up and what their hopes are for the next coming year. I really enjoyed listening to all my fellow different colleagues tell a bit of their story...this makes me proud to be part of the 3rd largest workforce of professionals in the NHS. To find out more about AHP Day and Allied Health Professions in general, visit this website  https://www.england.nhs.uk/ahp/role/  If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com). If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above
34:15
October 13, 2020
Episode 19 - Graffiti…An Occupation For Our Practice?
Episode 19 - Graffiti…An Occupation For Our Practice? In this episode, I catch up with an OT from Episode 9, an occupational therapist to discuss Graffiti as an Occupation. We discuss his personal experiences of engaging in this occupation and how OTs can perhaps use it as an intervention in practice. Below are some of documentary/ short clips from Youtube we referred to. I hope you enjoy the episode and as always I would love to hear your feedback and thoughts. If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com). If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above. Kings and Toys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1doHR9sPeQ&list=PL2E9EB8F9EF8ACA22 Styles Wars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4jniA9QsNI Graffiti Art Therapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZNoKBRRqOU Graffiti For Grannies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XFfH34mZm0 Wall Therapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW0xEyDS7Mk CHECK OUR THIS FANTASTIC PODCAST FOR MORE ABOUT GRAFFITI - TOY DIVISION - https://open.spotify.com/show/5HiztPTWAS72nsBYeszkVw?si=tP8Q8w5ZRkC5awOHUhGVvg
01:05:54
October 8, 2020
Episode 18 – Let’s Talk About Sex With Dr Sakshi Tickoo
Conversations about sex with those we work with can at times be a tricky one to navigate. It is however an occupation most human beings engage in at some point in their lives and therefore is important that Occupational Therapists are able to work with this when it arises in practice. In this episode, I discuss all things sex with Dr Sakshi Tickoo. Dr. Sakshi Tickoo (she/hers) is a new grad Occupational Therapy practitioner, Personal Counsellor, and Student Mentor working in school-based, home healthcare, and telehealth settings for over a year now. She serves a diverse population of 3 years to 65 years of age and specialises in the areas of Sexuality and Mental Health-wellness and rehabilitation. She's also the founder of Sex, Love, And OT which is aimed at educating healthcare students/professionals and serving people who seek Sexuality, OT and Mental Health services. In her new venture to improve OT representation, she founded The OT Shop- India's first merch store to connect OTs around the world!" You can find out more about Dr Tickoo by visiting her websites below and following her across her social media sites. She also kindly provided a list of resources of people to follow on social media and websites to visit for all things sex and occupational therapy. Websites: Sex, Love, And OT: https://www.sexloveandot.com/ The OT Shop: theotshop.co.in Social    Media  Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SexLoveAndOT/ Instagram: @sex.love.andot | @the_otshop LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sakshi1997/ Resources- The Rainbow OT (IG & Website) Sexuality and Occupational Therapy by Dr. Breanne G (IG & Website) OT After Dark (Podcast) Institute for Sex, Intimacy & OT (Website) Sexuality and Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Persons with Disabilities      (Textbook by Dr. Bernadette Hattjar) Sex, Love, And OT (IG & Website) If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com). If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
01:05:52
September 24, 2020
Episode 17 - Autism Series: Part 4 - Camouflaging & Autism - Lived Experience with Ben Jones
In part four of the autism series, I speak to Ben Jones, an autistic man, about his lived experiences of camouflaging. Ben discusses how camouflaging impacts his mental and physical well being. He also shares strategies he has used in the past to ensure that he is able to manage himself in different interactions he has had.  Other episodes in the series include -  - ADOS & ADI-R with Emma Woodhouse  -Autism & Me With Rees Finlay & Daniel Grice - Cultural Perspectives on Autism with Adam Griffin & Emma Woodhouse.  If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com) If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
36:40
September 10, 2020
Ep 16 - Autism Series Part 3 - Cultural Perspectives On Autism With Adam Griffin & Emma Woodhouse
In part three of the autism series, I speak to Emma Woodhouse and Adam Griffin about cultural perspectives on Autism. Adam works as an Occupational Therapist in Dubai & Emma is a Neurodevelopment Specialist and trainer in the ADOS & ADI-R. We discuss some of the cultural perspectives on assessments, interventions and impact of family dynamics when working with autistic children. Emma can be found on twitter (@Emmawoodhouse40) Adam can be found on instagram (adam.the.ot) and on YouTube at (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTVTIg85JJn8uBTfAvgisg) Other episodes in the series include - Autism and Occupational Therapy - ADOS & ADI-R with Emma Woodhouse - Camouflaging & Autism - Lived Experience with Ben Jones - Autism & Me With Rees Finlay & Daniel Grice - Females & Autism If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com) If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
01:06:01
August 13, 2020
Episode 15 - Autism Series: Part 2 - Autism & Me - Lived Experience with Rees Finlay & Daniel Grice
Episode 15 - Autism Series: Part 2 - Autism & Me - Lived Experience with Rees Finlay & Daniel Grice In part two of the autism series, I speak to two autistic young men who both received their diagnosis in their early twenties. We discuss what being autistic means to them, how the diagnosis has impacted them or not and whether or not they view autism as a disability. Rees can be found on twitter (@reesytime) and his website is https://reesfinlay.wixsite.com/website. Daniel can be reached on email at “danielj.grice1998@gmail.com”. Big shout out to Rees for designing the artwork for the series.   Other episodes in the series include - Autism and Occupational Therapy - ADOS & ADI-R with Emma Woodhouse - Camouflaging & Autism - Lived Experience with Ben Jones - Cultural Perspectives on Autism with Emma Woodhouse & Adam Griffin - Females & Autism If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com) If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
56:46
July 28, 2020
Episode 14 - Standing for WFOT Council Member Seat with Dr Kee Hean Lim
Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) have the democratic right to select a candidate for the seat of Council Member, International Affairs – World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). One of the candidates for this seat is Dr Kee Hean Lim. With the ballots closing on Friday, 24th July 2020 at 12noon, I took an opportunity to have a conversation with Dr Lim about what the position involves and the reasons behind him deciding to stand for it. There are two other candidates (Majorie Gardner & Dr Yvonne Thomas) going for the position. Below is a link to all thier manifesto statements. file:///C:/Users/Client/Downloads/Ballot%20-%20election%20statements(1)%20(2).pdf  If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com) If you would like to be a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
19:23
July 20, 2020
Episode 13 - Autism Series: Part 1 - ADOS & ADI-R With Emma Woodhouse
Episode 13 - Autism Series: Part 1 - ADOS & ADI-R With Emma Woodhouse To kick off the Autism series, I invited Emma Woodhouse,   Neurodevelopmental Specialist, onto the podcast to provide her expertise on two of the assessment tools used in the diagnosis of Autism. Emma is a trainer in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). She also runs workshops in ASD and ADHD. We explore some of the reasons behind why an assessment may be suggested for someone, the assessments themselves and touch upon the importance of routines.  Emma can be found on twitter (@emmawoodhouse40). Other episodes in the series include Autism and Occupational Therapy Autism & Me - Lived Experience with Rees Finlay &Daniel Grice Camouflaging & Autism - Lived Experience With Ben Jones Cultural Perspectives on Autism Females & Autism If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com) If you would like to me a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
50:11
July 13, 2020
Episode 12 - Attachment Styles with Lydia Guthrie
The way we respond to people around us on all levels is very important in building relationships. Understanding of attachment styles and strategies when working with people may help us develop better responses to during our practice. I was very fortunate to be joined by Lydia Guthrie (Twitter: @Lydia_Guthrie), a trainer in attachment and relationship styles who is also training to be a systemic psychotherapist The link below is a book (Raising Parents: Attachment, Representation, and Treatment by Patricia M. Crittenden) recommendation by Lydia if you would like to find out more about attachment styles. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=sHo2DwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=raising+parents&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjE1Y3S9ZrqAhVRVsAKHZPHDhAQuwUwAHoECAUQBw#v=onepage&q=raising%20parents&f=false If you want to share your thoughts and opinions on what you hear, you can contact me via twitter (@ot_chill) Instagram (otandchill) and email (otandchill@gmail.com) If you would like to me a guest on the podcast, please drop me an email too on the address above.
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June 25, 2020
Episode 11 - L . O . V . E - Lets Talk About Race #BLACKLIVESMATTER
We are in the midst of racial tension across the world due the death of a Black man called George Floyd. This has raised many questions around race and further given voice to the Black Lives Matter movement. I wanted to get the thoughts and feelings from fellow Black and People of Colour Occupational Therapists to begin the discussion about how we can increase diversity in the profession. I would like to say a BIG THANK you to all the OTs who shared thier views. If you would like to read the article pointed out by Mish (Relational Activism), please find the link below. If you would like to continue the conversation online, please tag me @OT_Chill on Twitter or "OTandChill" on instagram.  https://ssir.org/articles/entry/becoming_unstuck_with_relational_activism I am hoping to organise a Zoom meeting of black and people of colour Occupational Therapists to gather some ideas about how we can talk about race within the profession, increase representation and make suggestions to the RCOT to hopefully take forward. If would like to join this meeting, please drop me a DM via Twitter or Instagram (handles above) or email me at otandchill@gmail.com.
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June 5, 2020
Episode 10 - Student Life & Pandemic - Chilling With Alex
Episode 10 - Student Life & Pandemic In this episode, I got to chill with Alex Thomas who is a final year OT student. We talked about the impact the Covid 19 pandemic has had on his studies and what he feels the future holds for newly qualified OTs. We also spoke about some of his placement experiences and discussed a podcast he has been involved in called “The Big MH”. Link to the podcast is below. Alex can be found on twitter @AlexThomasOT. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/thebigmh/id1492347611 I am always on the lookout for guests so if you would like to be a guest, drop me an email at “otandchill@gmail.com” Stay Safe!
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May 5, 2020
OT Chilling With Bailey
My daughter loves the fact I started this podcast and always wants to record with me. We sometimes record and play around with the equipment but never really post. This time around I thought it would be a good idea to share what we did...let me know what you think.
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May 2, 2020
Episode 9 - Life Experience & Occupational Therapy
In this episode, I caught up with an Occupational Therapist who has previously engaged in occupations which could be viewed by society as anti-social and not health promotion. He found his way into Occupational Therapy which then gave him an understanding of why he perhaps engaged in those occupations. We discuss what impact engaging in those occupations had on him and how it influences him and his professional practice. 
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April 21, 2020
Episode 8 - Stalking - A Meaningful Occupation?
We often work with individuals presenting with complex needs but regardless of this, we as Occupational Therapist need to be able to explore all occupations these individuals engage in.  Stalking is one such occupation. As part of an innovative project, Occupational Therapist Sam Baker works with perpetrators of stalking. In this episode, Sam discusses his role, the impact stalking can have on occupational functioning and the dark side of occupation amongst many other areas.  Sam Baker can be found on twitter (@thebakerstron). Below is the link to Sam's presentation slides from the RCOT Conference.  https://www.rcot.co.uk/file/3918/download?token=H7M9ZUhi I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback on this episode, share these with me via twitter @OT_Chill and via email on "otandchill@gmail.com" 
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February 24, 2020
Episode 7 - A Conversation With Keith - Service User Consultant & Ex-Prisoner
In this episode, I catch up with a colleague of mine, Keith, who is a service user consultant and also a former prisoner having spent 26 years in prison. We discuss how he spent his time in prison, the impact having his choice taken away had on him and how he managed the transition coming out of prison after a long period of time. Keith also offers some advice to healthcare professionals about working with service users. If you have any questions for Keith or any comments about this this episode, please do not hesitate to contact me via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or email me at otandchill@gmail.com.  Same applies to if you would like to be a guest or have ideas of topics you would like discussed on the podcast, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hope you enjoy this episode and share it with friends and colleagues. 
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January 28, 2020
OT Chilling...
Happy New Year! I had a small break Over the festive period so just wanted to come back with a small Happy New Year message. In the episode, I review some of my achievements in 2019 and talk about some of my 2020 goals. How did your 2019 go? And what are your goals for 2020? hit me up on Twitter @OT_Chill | @KwakuOT | otandchill@gmail.com
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January 13, 2020
Episode 6 - Jane Moseley & Catherine Rodgers - High Intensity User Workers
Episode 6 - Jane Moseley & Catherine Rodgers - High Intensity User.   In this episode, I am joined by two Occupational Therapist Jane Moseley (@janiemoseley) and Catherine  Rodgers (CathRodgers13) to talk about their roles as High Intensity User workers.  High Intensity User is the name given to individuals who are identified as a frequent visitor to accident and emergency. I am always interested in hearing from occupational therapist who are working in non-traditional roles but are still using their vast knowledge of occupational therapy to influence their practice. Talking about experience, Jane and Catherine have 50 years combined which is amazing and from the conversation we had appears to strongly align them to the roles they are currently in. More information about their roles can be found at "https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/workstreams/high-intensity-user-programme/" or contact Jane or Catherine on their twitter handles. Remember to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast & all other popular podcast platforms. Drop me any feedback, thoughts & opinions on this episode or if you want to be a guest and also any topic suggestions for future episodes on twitter (@OT_Chill, @KwakuOT)
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December 10, 2019
Episode 5 - VdTMoCA with Dr Wendy Sherwood
Episode 5 - VdT Model of Creative Ability I was pleased to be joined by Dr Wendy Sherwood (Twitter: @icancreativity, Email: wendy@ican-uk.com, Website: www.ican-uk.com) having a conversation about the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (Twitter: @VdTMoCAFUK). Dr Sherwood led the first module I studied in my Occupational Therapy training and really provided me with the foundations of the profession, so I was honoured to have the opportunity to have sit and talk all things occupational therapy. Alongside the VdTMoCA, we also discussed some of her achievements in the profession, what her hopes are for the future of the profession and what she believes occupational therapists should be doing in order to raise our profile more.  Remember to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast & all other popular podcast platforms. Drop me any feedback, thoughts & opinions on this episode and also any topic suggestions for future episodes on twitter (@OT_Chill, @KwakuOT)
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November 26, 2019
Episode 4 - Keir Harding...Occupational Therapy and the Diagnosis of Personality Disorder
Episode 4 – OT & Chill…In this episode, I am joined by Keir Harding (Twitter: @Keirwales, Facebook: Keir Harding OT, Blog: The Diagnosis of Exclusion, Website: www.beamconsultancy.co.uk) for a conversation about his work around Occupational Therapy and the diagnosis of personality disorder. We also talk about some of the recent attention his blog posts have received online. Remember to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast & all other popular podcast platforms. Drop me any feedback, thoughts & opinions on this podcast and also any topic suggestions for future episodes on twitter (@OT_Chill, @KwakuOT)
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October 29, 2019
Occupational Therapists - A Year In...
Episode 3 - OT & Chill....I (@KwakuOT) Caught Up With Helena & Marie (@MrsMarieOT) To Discuss Our Transition From Being Students To Occupational Therapists. We Discussed How Our First Year Has Been Like Including The Interview Process, Challenges & Highlights. Remember To Subscribe To This Podcast On Apple Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast & All Other Popular Podcasts Platforms. Drop Me Any Feedback Or Any Topic Suggestions For Podcasts On Twitter @OT_Chill
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October 15, 2019
Newly Qualified - What Next?
I caught up with Valentine Mutsvairo (@iamValentine_OT) to find out his expectations for his career ahead and some of his anxieties. If you have any tips for him regarding interval skills, give him a shout on Twitter. Thank you for all the great feedback & advice on episode one...again, I welcome any feedback so please hit me up. Enjoy!!!
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October 1, 2019
Welcome To OT & Chill
1st episode of a brand podcast exploring all things Occupational Therapy. I have been meaning to do this for a while and I have finally got around to it. Please give me any feedback. Don’t forget to follow me on @ot_chill & @KwakuOT
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September 24, 2019