Posted on 09/02/2020 - 7:39pm

In terms of ideas for the new website, does anyone have any ideas around creating opportunities for networking - particularly around interacting with clinicians working within a similar field of practice. We have opportunities for those within forensic services through the Special Interest Group (SIG) - however, I am just mindful of clinicians working other areas, or perhaps those working in isolation. 

How could we create opportunities to interact remotely? 

Look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

Tori. 

Posted on 12/02/2020 - 9:18am

Tori, I think this is a fantastic idea, I have had contact with numerous OT's working in isolation and needing support to embed the model in to their practice. This is a great opportunity to develop networks. 

Posted on 15/02/2020 - 8:56am

Do you think we could create a section on the website to generate links for clinicians working in isolation?  Let’s discuss  at the next directors meeting!! 

Posted on 17/02/2020 - 5:37pm

I am sure we can create links for people and provide a page in the resources section for our members. 

Posted on 24/03/2020 - 7:09pm

Great idea Tori! 

Posted on 21/05/2020 - 3:11pm

I wondered about special interest groups to support implementation of the model in practise.  This would be especially helpful for lone practitioners.  

Posted on 29/06/2020 - 1:56pm

Hi, I would be really keen to network with any OT's who are working in Community OPMH teams and using this model.

Posted on 02/07/2020 - 4:14pm

Hi - I would be keen to network with community OTs and OT's working with learning disabilities. Or even better OTs working with learning disabilities in the community? 

Posted on 16/10/2020 - 1:57pm

Hi Everyone, I would also be keen to network with Prison OT's to see if this has been implemented.   

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  • Feb 09, 2020 by Tori

    Opportunities for networking

    In terms of ideas for the new website, does anyone have any ideas around creating opportunities for networking - particularly around interacting with clinicians working within a similar field of practice. We have opportunities for those within forensic services through the Special Interest Group (SIG) - however, I am just mindful of clinicians working other areas, or perhaps those working in isolation. 

    How could we create opportunities to interact remotely? 

    Look forward to hearing your thoughts. 

    Tori. 
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  • Mar 25, 2020 by Tori

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     Hi Lou, 
     
    Thank you for creating this discussion. Within the high/medium/low secure hospitals I work in, we have at present ceased all off ward activity and stopped all Section 17 Leave – which I imagine will cause frustration for those who have progressed to lengthy periods of either escorted/unescorted period of leave from the service. We have developed programmes that can be delivered at ward level, whilst still maintaining the principles of social distancing. I think the focus across all services at the moment is supporting the ward staff and maintaining some consistency for the service users.  We have circulated "easy read" documents for service users around information on COVID-19, detailing information on how to keep themselves safe and well, hygiene procedures and information to reduced anxiety. The staff have also distributed resources to promote ideas around self directed activities and visual materials around keeping occupied and engaged in meaningful activity whilst self isolating. In the MSU, the Therapy Staff have developed resources to be used on the wards to support service users in keeping busy and have completed a revised interest checklist document. 

     We have also circulated easy read letters to the patients to notify them of any treatment groups that have had to be postponed to help manage their expectations and reduce anxiety. 

     At the moment, everything seems to be changing frequently and there is a lot of uncertainty. However, it has been positive to see how supportive, creative, flexible and committed staff have been during this time. 
     
    Thanks, 

     Tori 
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