Guest Post: How A Students Perspective of MH Changed on Placement

A guest post by Ms Louise Hesketh, an OT student at the University of Salford in the UK

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When I found out that I was going on a five week placement to a community mental health team I had mixed feelings. I was pleased as my placements so far had been in physical health in hospital settings. However, and I feel embarrassed to say this, I was uneasy. When I went to meet with my educator I asked questions regarding safety and I was met with the response that this client group are more at risk from themselves and others than they are to us. I left the office questioning my understanding of those with severe and enduring mental health conditions as potentially dangerous, wondering where this cliché had been constructed from and hoping that the next five weeks would quash it. Continue reading

OT’s Blogs & Social Media Update

OT’s Blogs & Social Media Update

It was mentioned in a previous post but the update to the OTs Blogs & Social Media Update page has been completed….for now. There are plenty more amazing OT’s on twitter and fb that I would love to add to this page in the coming months. If you have someone in particular you would like to see up there then leave a comment and let us know 🙂

For now click the picture and check out the list!

Brock

Linda’s Daily Living Skills Super-Long List of all the OT Blogs She Knows

Linda’s Daily Living Skills Super-Long List of all the OT Blogs She Knows

Linda Harrison posted this post on her amazing blog (Linda’s Daily Living Skills) yesterday. I believe that this is one of those resources that the online OT community needs and it fits very well into what we’re trying to do here at mh4ot.com. There are hundreds and thousands of resources out there in the wide world of web but very few (easy to access and use) places that actually collate and catalogue these resources. This blog list is one example of amazing resources being brought together for the easy access and user friendliness of the wider OT community….there are def a few on here that I have not come across yet in my online travels and shall be eagerly checking out!

I’m hoping to update our own OT blogs section with any that I’ve missed in the near future but till then please check out Linda’s brilliant post and even more brilliant blog!

Brock