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Work Disrupted

Work Disrupted

By Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists' Workplace Mental Health Team
Listen to real stories that provide insight into how occupational therapy restores mental health and promotes healthier workplaces. Each episode features a story and interview with an occupational therapist who is adding value to workplace mental health. Hear from occupational therapists who are clinicians, educators, researchers, committee members, and company owners. This series is produced by the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists' Workplace Mental Health Team.
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Pushing the Boundaries: Untapped Market for Occupational Therapists
There is a world of opportunity for occupational therapists and the workplace mental health sector is one area where OTs are in high demand. Join assistant professor and “out of the box thinker” Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia for an exciting end to our six-part podcast series.  You can contact Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia at: behdin.nowrouzi.kia@utoronto.ca Resources: CSA Group Psychological health and safety in the paramedic service organization: https://bit.ly/3JwT33A ECHO Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ECHO OEM): https://bit.ly/3uYF3eZ Hosted by Priya Thakkar and Chantel Brammer.
41:39
February 21, 2022
Finding Your Passion Through Building Your Day-to-Day Skills
Hearing someone else’s story can inspire us to create our own. Listen to Cheryl Wakefield as she takes us through her journey of how building her day-to-day skills and taking on various roles and opportunities led her to grow the competence and confidence to get her to where she wants to be. You can contact Cheryl Wakefield at cwakefield@nas.net. Resources: www.osot.on.ca/teams www.osot.on.ca/events  www.osot.on.ca/mentalhealthwebinars  Hosted by Priya Thakkar and Chantel Brammer.
26:48
February 14, 2022
Leading the Way to Help People Return to and Stay at Work
It’s in the title, occupational therapist, and in this case it reigns true – it’s about getting people back to work! Join leader in disability management Nancy Gowan in the fourth podcast of our six-part series as she shares strategies on how to help employees enhance productivity and remain healthy at work. Listeners who have felt a disruption at work through the pandemic and occupational therapists interested in a career in disability management, this episode will resonate with you. You can contact Nancy Gowan at gowanhealth@gowanhealth.com. Resources: www.gowanhealth.com www.psychwire.com “Dare to Lead” Book and Dare to Lead Podcast by Brene Brown Thank you to our voice actors: Director: Jasmin Bailey - www.jasminuglow.com Manager: Michael Lake - www.michaellakeofficial.com Hosted by Priya Thakkar and Chantel Brammer. 
32:28
February 07, 2022
Students Turned Entrepreneurs: Carving a Space for Occupational Therapists in Corporate Canada
Many health practitioners, including occupational therapists, consider taking the leap to entrepreneurialism. Join two “go-getters” who did just that. Laura Kalef and Lydia Beck have made a name for themselves with their business L&L consulting. They help companies improve the mental health and well-being of their employees. Listen to the third episode in our six-part series and prepare to be inspired if you are an occupational therapist considering starting your own business, or if you are interested in joining the workplace mental health sector. Resources: L&L Consulting: www.corporatementalhealth.ca Guarding Minds @ Work: www.guardingmindsatwork.ca Mental Health Commission of Canada's National Standard: www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/national-standard/ Workplace Strategies for Mental Health: www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com Wellness Together Canada: www.wellnesstogether.ca Hosted by Priya Thakkar and Chantel Brammer. Thank you to Employer Voice actor Gavin Fox.
37:35
January 31, 2022
Breaking New Ground in Return to Work
Many people find themselves off work for a mental health related disability. Join award winning, industry leader and creator of bridge2work™ - Adeena Wisenthal in the second podcast of our six-part series, as she shares how cognitive work hardening can truly support people to return to work. Occupational therapists practicing in return to work or seeking a new career opportunity – this is a great episode for you. You can contact Dr. Adeena Wisenthal at adeena@ergo-wise.com Resources: www.ergo-wise.com www.cwhconnect.com Dr. Wisenthal's research: https://bit.ly/3rMxOni Hosted by Priya Thakkar and Chantel Brammer. Thank you to our special guests for sharing their experiences.
29:11
January 24, 2022
Do-Live-Well: A Path Through the Pandemic and Work Disrupted
Our lives have been disrupted by the pandemic. Join Sandra Moll, McMaster OT faculty for the exciting launch of our six-part podcast series. Sandra takes us on a journey through the Do-Live-Well health promotion framework and how it helps us to understand how our daily routines affect our health and well-being. Occupational therapists interested in workplace mental health and listeners who have had their work disrupted – this podcast series is for you!  You can contact Dr. Sandra Moll at molls@mcmaster.ca. Resources: Do-Live-Well Website: www.dolivewell.ca Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy Article: https://bit.ly/3FI8FiE Hosted by Priya Thakkar and Chantel Brammer. Thank you to our guest, Chris, for sharing his story.
28:39
January 17, 2022
Work Disrupted Trailer
Listen to real stories that provide insight into how occupational therapy restores mental health and promotes healthier workplaces. The first episode launches January 17, 2022.
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October 18, 2021