The annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation USA was held in Park City, Utah from October 20-22, 2011. This is the second of two reports from the conference about the two sessions that were held on the topic of occupational science/occupational therapy and global climate change.
The annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Occupation USA was held in Park City, Utah from October 20-22, 2011. This is a report about two sessions that were held on the topic of occupational science/occupational therapy and global climate change.
In the spring the Green Occupational Therapy Network was relaunched as the Occupational Therapy Sustainable Practice Network or OT Susnet. Here’s the first in a series of blogs, reviewing some of what we’ve been up to and previewing upcoming blogs.
SAP is a programme to support clinical teams in taking action for sustainability. Structured around two facilitated workshops, SAP helps front-line staff to learn about sustainable healthcare, focus in on their priorities and put together a green action plan. The action plan can then
The BAOT Sustainable Practice Local Group (South East Region) meets at 6pm on the first Tuesday of each month at Brighton Peace and Environment Centre, 39-41 Surrey St, Brighton BN1 3PB (opposite Brighton Station).
These are exciting and changing times. In the new year the Campaign for Greener Healthcare will be relaunching itself as the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, and we will be renaming the Green Occupational Therapy Network accordingly.
Hope, empowerment, meaningful activity – the three pillars of the mental health Recovery Model are at the heart of occupational therapy practice. Can OTs use these same tools to help us discover the art of sustainable living?
I spent two days last week at the Plymouth University ‘All Our Futures’ Conference. Focused on ‘Designing Sustainable Futures’, the conference hosted workshops by educators, business bods and health professionals – including me!
One of the things which makes occupational therapy special is its committed holistic approach. Yet even though the environment is considered an integral part of the OT process, the profession - at the UK at least - seems to be overlooking the single biggest threat to humans and their environment – climate change.
This toolkit gives you everything you need for a 1 minute, 5 minute and even more minute conversation, complete with step-by-step guides, behavioural change insights and all the evidence to back it up.
The University of Westminster has published an excellent explanatory document on social prescription. It's a fantastic end to end resource with explanations of terminology, structures, different types of social prescription, and referral examples.
This poster from the COT Annual Conference 2014 explores two Recovery Support Centres in Sussex, Bluebell House in Burgess Hill and the Lighthouse in Hove. It briefly mentions 'triple bottom line' benefits of their recovery approach.
Ben Whittaker, Jennie Hallett, Adele Huxley and Renee Harvey
Has anyone ever organised a litter picking event with patients? Our unit is next to a stream and community park which is often very littered. I have some interest from a few patients to try to maintain these areas for the local community. I'm guessing I could approach the local council but I'm not sure where I would stand with insurance etc. If anyone has any advice I would be really grateful. Thank you.