Occupational therapy and bipolar disorder – Matt’s story

An great example of how an Occupational Therapist has helped Matt with his Bipolar Disorder. Video made by  

WFOT Updates Definition of OT

2012 the WFOT updated their definition of OT.

“Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned wpith promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. ”
(WFOT 2012)

Read more >>here<<

Also of interest is the Definitions of Occupational Therapy from Member Organisations revised 2010 for the definitions used by OT associations around the world.

What do you think?

OT4OT mentioned in Austrailan Journal of Occupational Therapy

OT4OT mentioned in Austrailan Journal of Occupational Therapy

So its just been brought to my attention that the wonderful amazing Merrolee Penman has been quoted in an article in the latest edition of the Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy. The article titled, “‘Leadership through an occupational lens” by Sylvia Rodger from the University of Queensland talks about the revolutionary work that the OT4OT group has started. She is quoted as describing them as, “An enterprising group,” who, “established OT4OT with a Facebook page, a website and a mission to help occupational therapists to utilise the wide range of social networking technology available to them.” Continue reading

Embracing the Past – the evolution of the occupational therapy profession in Queensland, Australia

Embracing the Past – the evolution of the occupational therapy profession in Queensland, Australia

Embracing the past by Ruth Read, Occupational Therapist (Retired)
Embracing the Past is a series of articles written by Ruth Read and traces the evolution of the occupational therapy profession in Queensland – from the 1950s to the present Continue reading

OT’s Lend Me Your Ears and Minds

I was talking with an AMAZING colleague tonight who posed a project for me and whoever else was willing to help me.

The idea is this:
A new website targeting people with mental illness or those who know someone with a mental illness that can provide targeted information about the very basic skills needed to get help for themselves/loved ones, some basic techniques/tools for the public to use to help their loved ones all with a heavy loading of how OT fits into mental healthcare and what we are able to provide to them/their loved ones.

As this is the earliest of early stages in this project I’m really looking for lots of feedback/ideas and any thoughts on if you would be interested in helping (even in the smallest capacity) in a project such as this.

I anticipate that this project would be resource heavy for startup but once launched would be extremely low maintenance, much less work then the mh4ot site.

So I’m keen and eager to hear from everyone!

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