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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 | email@example.com
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.
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Episode 5 - VdT Model of Creative Ability
I was pleased to be joined by Dr Wendy Sherwood (Twitter: @icancreativity, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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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)
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
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!!!
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