COT Annual Conference 2017
This morning saw the start of the 41st COT Annual Conference, at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. The conference used to be a three day event but is now a jam-packed two days!
I'll be co-facilitating a workshop with Camilla Cox tomorrow morning called 'Quality Improvement: Creatively designing sustainable services' (session S67.1). If you're at the conference it would be great to see you there. Do pop by and say hello!
As always, lots of other sessions and posters relating to sustainable practice and the natural environment have caught my eye:
S2 Twitching and Tweeting: a virtual exploration of bird watching as a restorative occupation. Beckwith S
S10.2 Addressing priorities for mental health: Occupational therapists providing prevention and early intervention strategies through co-occupations in perinatal settings. Maris-Shaw S & Gosset S
S12.1 (FP) An evaluation of a Role Emerging Placement in a Mental Health Horticultural Community. Carr R & Cole F
S12.2 (FP) Plot to Pot to Plate – The Therapeutic Journey from Derelict Allotment to Cookbook for Mental Health Clients in Fife. Sanders D
S21.1 Improving care, saving money: occupational therapy in GP practices Stead J et al
S25.1 Transforming healthcare for homeless people: the value of occupational therapy. Koehne S, Sapani J & Lescure D
S28.2 Social groups – exploring occupational engagement in older men. Whiting S & Reynolds J
S30A STARTwork: an art-based intervention to support people experiencing mental ill health move towards employment. Jones R
S31 On your bike...
S31.1 The value of cycling as a meaningful occupation Feighan M
S31.2 The occupation of cycling: an intervention for patients in rehabilitation and recovery? Paske J
S31.3 Promoting cycling and walking in the psychiatric rehabilitation setting. Dickson L
S50.1 Social Prescribing: an emerging area for occupational therapy practice? Thew M
S59.1 Does ecotherapy improve the quality of life for people living with dementia? A pilot study. Waterhouse A et al.
S61.2 Primary care – occupational therapy at the forefront of health promotion and self management. Hall M
S66.1 Embedding Public Health (PH) in Occupational Therapy (OT) Practice; Utilising Outcomes of a Region-Wide, Allied Health Professional (AHP) Training Programme. Milston A
S82 The versatility of table-top gardening in end of life care, an occupation of interest. Leckie K & Pilgrem E
S96.2 Application of a conceptual framework to facilitate return to paid work following a brain injury. Beaulieu K
P25 Sowing the seeds of hope: occupational therapy horticulture groups to promote mental wellbeing in refugees newly arrived in the UK. Flicker F
P53 How occupational therapy core skills can achieve real savings for local authorities. Danks M
P55 Does my patient need to be here? An evaluation of an occupational therapy led ‘home to assess’ service. Kick J
P56 Creating community connections: using photography, green spaces and a hot cup of tea to improve volition and bridge the gap between the low-secure unit and the community Coates R
P84 Occupational therapy and dementia care: are we working in the right place at the right time? Edwards B
P87 Evaluating occupational recovery within Early Intervention in Psychosis. Hawley R
P89 An exploratory study to investigate the experience of mentally disordered offenders working in a vocational rehabilitation programme. Ayles K
P98 Recovery and first episode psychosis: a critical literature review. Gittins L
P100 Hen Rescue, Occupational Engagement and Wellbeing: A Study Exploring the Human–Animal Bond. Peters L & Thomas Y
P102 Occupational therapy: supporting a pre-school childcare setting to promote physical activity as a healthy occupation for life! Bell F
P106 Therapeutic landscapes in a specialist therapeutic community for women with self-defeating behaviours: a pilot service evaluation. Vaughan H, Cronin-Davis J: York St John University, Benyon-Pindar C