#ChooseOT - thank you Matt and Tammy as you are superstars in my eyes!
Well #OTweek2020 has ended. I just wanted to review a couple of things we did.
Here is a description of what an #OT does:
Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.
Royal College of Occupational Therapy
This is Matthew or Matt. In a previous life he used to be a Specialist Occupational Therapy Support Worker at #atlasadventure part of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He was a breath of fresh air, a man with great new ideas and enough motivation to run a marathon and run it again. He left us back in August 2019 to start his new life as a Postgraduate Occupational Therapy Student at Cardiff University.We still keep in touch and we have have worked on several projects together, the most well known is 'Peter and friends experience of covid-19: for people with intellectual or learning disabilities and/or autism'. I asked him to record a video for #ChooseOT part of #OTweek2020 and he kindly agreed. Heres the video:
We celebrated by asking all of our patients to write down what they likes about #OTs and the list was endless! Then we had carrot cakes and cookies!
We are a small team but manage to offer a wide range of activities. We have also inspired the support worker to engage people into a range of activities. When I left work tonight someone was being supported to do English and maths and another was being helped to bake '15 minute' cakes. Here's a list of some of the activities and skill teaching we do at #atlasadventure :
Cyclopath in Gravesend
Trampolining at the o2
Swimming at Crook Log Leisure Centre
Trip down the Thames on the Clipper
Visit the Royal Naval Museum
See the exhibition at the Thames Barrier
West End theatre shows
and the list goes on....
Here's Tammy describing why she became an Occupational Therapist and we are grateful at #alasadventure that she chose to come to us!
We would like to thank all the of hard work and dedication the #atlasOTs show to the people who're there and work with the whole MDT to improve lives!