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Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ What are the benefits and challenges of working as an OT in a general mental health setting? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Abi21643842: @OTalk_ Who's online and ready to begin? #otalk
deb_OT @dmay_ot
#otalk I'm here! I'm currently on placement in psychiatric liaison and this is something we've discussed a lot over the weeks!
Carol Percy @DrCarolPercy
RT @Abi21643842: @OTalk_ Who's online and ready to begin? #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Usual reminders for tonight's chat to be respectful and keep confidentiality in mind! And always use the #OTalk tag so that we can keep track of everyone's contribution to the discussion!
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
All ready for tonight’s #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 1! Anyone have any insight from their own work/placements/research? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
Hello peeps! #otalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
First OTalk in a long time! Looking forward to talking about generic roles in mental health - I’ve worked in CAMHs for over a year #OTalk
Rebecca Allison @Rebecca72400332
Hi. I work in a fairly generic role so I’m interested in tonight’s topic #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ In US, I know this is an area we are trying to reclaim our place. So that is a challenge. #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Evening Bill #otalk
Maria U @Mur5e11
Hi #OTalk I've hung around a few times but time to salute y'all :)
Student Platform OT @SPOTeurope
RT @OTalk_: Question 1! Anyone have any insight from their own work/placements/research? #OTalk https://t.co/bh15waPsBZ
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
RT @OTalk_: #OTalk 13th November 2018 – Maintaining an occupational focus with generic mental health roles https://t.co/7B2pjIsknr
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
Hi all #otalk
Maria U @Mur5e11
I am on placement in community mental health... I love it! #OTalk
ellenmillar @ellenmillar6
#OTalk hello
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @BillWongOT: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ In US, I know this is an area we are trying to reclaim our place. So that is a challenge. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@margaretOT360 Excited in the coming days- have an interview coming up. #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Ooo very exciting in what area? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@margaretOT360 Trying to get my foot in the door in academia. Taking it slow with the transition if I do make it. #otalk
deb_OT @dmay_ot
Huge benefits to patients in terms of enabling absorption in activities, confidence, connections etc. Can be particularly challenging if colleagues don't understand what OT does. #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ research is a great tool, I found this article interesting https://t.co/k02aj8b94F #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @dmay_ot: Huge benefits to patients in terms of enabling absorption in activities, confidence, connections etc. Can be particularly cha…
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
1) I think the benefits are learning new interventions and therapies. Where I work, I’ve had the opportunity to train as a DBT therapist. The biggest challenge is definitely working hard to remain OT focused #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I would say- not too much because there aren’t too many job in the market. #otalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Sounds fascinating! Did you find you were able to be occupation-focused in that setting? #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
Benefits - increased skills and knowledge in practices e.g. MHA, MSE, safety planning, meds, ability use unique skills as well to improve outcomes for patients and move away from the medical model, career progression usually a bit better if want to stay in clinical roles #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @dmay_ot: Huge benefits to patients in terms of enabling absorption in activities, confidence, connections etc. Can be particularly cha…
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ #otalk Challanges - medical model and heavy psychological focus when I joined, role can be a jack of all trades, space to provide therapy. benefits able to offer clients a different opportunity to manage mental health, and co working with psychology producing positive results
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@margaretOT360 Good news is I can teach in any type of OT program in the US if I get a job like this. #otalk
Maria U @Mur5e11
My placement doesn't officially use them but i use moho framework. Good for explaining to team...#OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: Benefits - increased skills and knowledge in practices e.g. MHA, MSE, safety planning, meds, ability use unique skills as we…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: 1) I think the benefits are learning new interventions and therapies. Where I work, I’ve had the opportunity to train a…
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Hello #OTalk ☺️
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @howell_lucy: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ #otalk Challanges - medical model and heavy psychological focus when I joined, role can be a jack of…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Lauren_OT: Benefits - increased skills and knowledge in practices e.g. MHA, MSE, safety planning, meds, ability use unique skills as we…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @howell_lucy: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ #otalk Challanges - medical model and heavy psychological focus when I joined, role can be a jack of…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I think MOHO or MOCA are the most frequently used models of practice #otalk
Nabachwa LL @NabachwaOT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Hello, evening all. I’m lurking for now. Mainly looking to learn from others about how to maintain occupational focus in generic (and emerging) Mental Health roles. Will also contribute where I can. #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Hi RACHEL #otalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
I also think another benefit is OT focused inventions for the client group. I’m the first OT to work in my team for a long time, therefore it gives the team more scope for treatment options #OTalk
Lauren @Lauren_OT
Challenges -doesn’t help the already clear lack of understanding of role of OT amongst others, only one or minority in team, difficult to maintain professional identity and access profession specific training, difficult to use unique skills due to pressures of generic work #OTalk
Rebecca Allison @Rebecca72400332
@OTalk_ Sometimes it can be easy to drift away from a focus on occupation or values, especially when colleagues might address situations from a slightly different angle. But we all have a lot to learn from each other. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @NabachwaOT: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Hello, evening all. I’m lurking for now. Mainly looking to learn from others about how to maintain occ…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: I also think another benefit is OT focused inventions for the client group. I’m the first OT to work in my team for a l…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: Challenges -doesn’t help the already clear lack of understanding of role of OT amongst others, only one or minority in team,…
Suzanne Rastrick @SuzanneRastrick
Hi #OTalk just lurking, to pick up thoughts & ideas from the chat tonight.
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I work in an older adult mental health community team. Positives - I work with a fantastic MDT and this role enables me to focus on mental health but also physical health (due to frailty) I am gaining knowledge around medication & social care too which is fab! 💚 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Lauren_OT For sure- this is a challenge that many US MH OT’s are facing too. #otalk
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
Good evening #OTalk, sorry to be a little late tonight. I’m interested to see how the discussion goes, it’s a topic close to my heart 💚
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I think it helps to focus on client goals #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lucygordon83: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I work in an older adult mental health community team. Positives - I work with a fantastic MDT and t…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Hey 🤸🏼‍♀️ #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Rebecca72400332: @OTalk_ Sometimes it can be easy to drift away from a focus on occupation or values, especially when colleagues might…
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@Mur5e11 #otalk good of keeping the ot focus in formulations of the client's in an MDT
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ The debate of specific or generic roles is always an interesting one. I do worry that being in generic roles can dilute OT input https://t.co/KChKCsM3FR #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Lucygordon83: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I work in an older adult mental health community team. Positives - I work with a fantastic MDT and t…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Rebecca72400332: @OTalk_ Sometimes it can be easy to drift away from a focus on occupation or values, especially when colleagues might…
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
@OTalk_ As a student applying for my first role this #otalk is well timed! I would love to work in MH but there are few OT roles in my area. I shadowed a team who had generic roles, but 3 OT’s in a small team, so even within generic work they were able to maintain focused on occupation.
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
My OT team in mental health needs have devised their own holistic OT assessment based around MOHO. There is also a referral criteria and list of interventions we provide to help the MDT understand our role 💚✨ #OTalk
Kelly M @OTontheTracks
RT @OTalk_: Grab yourself a free ticket and be sure to stop by and see some of the #OTalk crew on Stand J66 at this months @TheOTShow! #OTa
Kelly M @OTontheTracks
RT @OTalk_: You will also spot our @OT_rach, @Helen_OTUK & @Kirstie_OT on @MangarInt top 10 influential OTs on Twitter! #OTalk https://t.co…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
#otalk need to keep asking is it #OccupationalTherapy even if it’s not in a job title
Abi @Abi21643842
I know what you mean, come across it daily. I think educating people about what we do is key to the development of OT as a profession #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lucygordon83: My OT team in mental health needs have devised their own holistic OT assessment based around MOHO. There is also a referr…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Abi21643842: I know what you mean, come across it daily. I think educating people about what we do is key to the development of OT as a…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I think the OT process gives a great structure to our role #otalk
deb_OT @dmay_ot
#otalk I think you need to have a very strong sense of your OT identity and be prepared to refer on to more suitable agencies if what a client needs isn't OT.
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
#otalk yes, also with working age, many physical issues not taken in to account- OT in MH has a real benefit to look at the whole person as you look at the barrriers from the client's perspective.
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
@OTalk_ Although shadowing another practitioner who openly didn’t want to be an OT provided a very different perspective - I suppose a lot depends on service remit, but I wonder how much depends on how motivated/interested you are in keeping an OT spin on your work? #otalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
@RRule_OT @OTalk_ Don’t let a generic job title put you off applying for a job! I had these worries before applying to work in CAMHs, but during interview was able to ask about how the team would support me to remain OT focused. We have peer support groups which is really helpful #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Abi21643842 A TEDx talk on this kind of topic is badly needed. Maybe an OT can be bold enough to take a license. 🤓 #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
Consistent theme for many years - that there isn't space for occupational therapy. But as the only occupational therapists - if we are not delivering it, service users miss out #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Demonstrating difference and change in clients with #occupationaltherapy is crucial #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
#otalk
Alexa @AlexaOT1
@OTalk_ I currently have a placement in a CMHT and find the benefits are being able to be occupation-centred with patients but a challenge is engagement and motivation for intervention #OTalk
deb_OT @dmay_ot
#Otalk - At the moment I'm spending a lot of time on fb commenting on people's posts proclaiming #socialprescribing as this fabulous new thing. It's not new. It's OT!!! That's why we have prescribed running, walking groups, craft activities, social meals...
Lauren @Lauren_OT
I think a generic role or a split role which has key generic components is difficult for preceptee’s to establish themselves in #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
This really is our USP #otalk and we need to shout about it!
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @POPPED_Project: Consistent theme for many years - that there isn't space for occupational therapy. But as the only occupational therapi…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: @RRule_OT @OTalk_ Don’t let a generic job title put you off applying for a job! I had these worries before applying to…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Lots to unpack there... #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lauren_OT: I think a generic role or a split role which has key generic components is difficult for preceptee’s to establish themselves…
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I also find this. In my team, we tend to have 2 clinicians working with each patient to enable the therapy and risk management to work side by side. It doesn’t always go to plan, but is very helpful #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @margaretOT360: This really is our USP #otalk and we need to shout about it! https://t.co/fbImjs85df
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
#OTalk agreed, just got off the phone tonight after chasing referrals from other professions that should have been done by other professions, rather than focus on the Occuaptional needs of the client
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ 2. What mental health specific skills are necessary in this type of role? #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@dmay_ot Is it occupational therapy though? or directions to engage in a meaningful activity? #otalk
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
@ChloeWoodleyOT @OTalk_ This is great! I have been a bit concerned about not promoting the profession, but feel that as long as I can remain person centred & enable people/ work creatively I would be happy. Do you feel that is possible in your role? These are the reasons I wanted to train in OT. #otalk
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
RT @margaretOT360: This really is our USP #otalk and we need to shout about it! https://t.co/fbImjs85df
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@howell_lucy I love working with social workers in our team and explaining how an environment may be impacting on our patients! 💚 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I also find this. In my team, we tend to have 2 clinicians working with each patient to enable the…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I am the same on Twitter #otalk we need to get established in #GP surgeries
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @dmay_ot: #Otalk - At the moment I'm spending a lot of time on fb commenting on people's posts proclaiming #socialprescribing as this fa…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@RRule_OT @ChloeWoodleyOT @OTalk_ I think we can promote the profession... but we just got to have a strategy, whether it is at our work, or just to the public in general. #otalk
Sophie is my name. @ciderwithsophie
@howell_lucy Why you working "tonight" ?!! 😱 #OTALK
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Motivational interviewing is probably one. #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I would say it’s back to our core skills of activity and task analysis #otalk
deb_OT @dmay_ot
@POPPED_Project Good question. Definitely seen therapeutic benefits from people who have done, become and belonged to a community, watching their confidence increase, their motivation rise, and engagement in living emerge. Fabulous to see! #otalk
Deborah Harrison @DebbiiHarrison
@margaretOT360 I was thinking that too Margaret. Although occupational therapists can have a broad role in MH; I’m wondering how you can be registered as an OT with the HCPC if your job role has few or no occupational elements. #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AlexaOT1: @OTalk_ I currently have a placement in a CMHT and find the benefits are being able to be occupation-centred with patients bu…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: Consistent theme for many years - that there isn't space for occupational therapy. But as the only occupational therapi…
Lauren @Lauren_OT
Same guys! I sent a request to my local GP’s to go and talk about how OT could support this but they said they aren’t in a position to employ any more staff... #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @DebbiiHarrison: @margaretOT360 I was thinking that too Margaret. Although occupational therapists can have a broad role in MH; I’m wond…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @dmay_ot: @POPPED_Project Good question. Definitely seen therapeutic benefits from people who have done, become and belonged to a commu…
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
@RRule_OT @OTalk_ Absolutely! I think as long as you’re passionate about the profession, you’ll be able to promote it and remain OT focused. Even just within our team meetings, I’ll have a different viewpoint on things compared to MH nurses! #OTalk
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@Lucygordon83 #otalk sometimes reframing a referral from the client's perception of barriers allows others to understand why the occupation is so important for them - today a social worker previously told client unable to help find supportive accommodation- has now changed clinically reasoning
Maria U @Mur5e11
Maybe handling expectations and progress not being always upwards...#OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
The need to promote ourselves and our profession, and how we should go about it, has come up as one of the major challenges in response to our first question! Is this something we're good at? #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
It would be #occupationaltherapy if one was employed to deliver it #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @DebbiiHarrison: @margaretOT360 I was thinking that too Margaret. Although occupational therapists can have a broad role in MH; I’m wond…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@dmay_ot From my understanding of social prescribing, it is the people who CANT make use of it that need occupational therapy. personalised, adapted, graded and occupation used to address a particular identified need? devils advocate #otalk
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@ciderwithsophie #otalk hi Sophie - lol - because I work in community mental health - need I say more- and I care (although it's not always seen)
OTalk @OTalk_
Question 2! A few specific skills have already come up in tonight's chat (e.g. DBT) - what other mental health skillsets are people using in their generic roles? #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I am trying to create placements in GP surgeries but they are very reluctant #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: @RRule_OT @OTalk_ Absolutely! I think as long as you’re passionate about the profession, you’ll be able to promote it a…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @margaretOT360: I would say it’s back to our core skills of activity and task analysis #otalk https://t.co/n7gY12Obtl
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @BillWongOT: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Motivational interviewing is probably one. #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ I think that maybe we are modest people and find that side difficult. But RCOT has some great posters and other resources to promote OT, it's now on my to do list to print some! 😊#OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@margaretOT360 Not necessarily. there are occupational therapists not doing occupational therapy. It would be occ therapy if it was informed by assessment and formulation, and the occupation is adapted, graded and used to produce a desired lasting change.#otalk devils advocate
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Look, very few people know what 100’s job are. Just articulate what you have done to everyone and anyone who will listen. #otalk we will get there
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ What mental health specific skills are necessary in this type of role? #OTalk
Rebecca Allison @Rebecca72400332
@OTalk_ I did some training on motivational interviewing which was useful. Also have previously completed some counselling training, CBT and introduction to ACT #otalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
2) Risk assessment and safety management is fundamental in my role, and these are skills I have learnt through working in the role #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
"Which outcome measures are useful in these roles?" could be a question in itself - hopefully tonight's chat will give you some ideas #OTalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@ChloeWoodleyOT I often explain to the MDT I work in OT terminology such as: graded activity and activity analysis. I also like to talk through my assessments with my colleagues so they can understand the breadth of what we assess and so they can understand the #ValueofOT 💚 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Rebecca72400332: @OTalk_ I did some training on motivational interviewing which was useful. Also have previously completed some counsel…
OliviaMartins @OliviaM77015864
CBT - mainly for anxiety. #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@dmay_ot I love people making me think too - it makes for good critical appraisal skills... always learning. always in good natured curiosity #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
100% those who go ballroom dancing probably don’t need and #OT as much as someone isolated, and cannot get out #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
I wasn't going to @OTalk_ tonight - but i seem to be here! #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
#otalk solution focussed strength based assessments
carol duff @carolfish32
RT @dmay_ot: #Otalk - At the moment I'm spending a lot of time on fb commenting on people's posts proclaiming #socialprescribing as this fa…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: 2) Risk assessment and safety management is fundamental in my role, and these are skills I have learnt through working…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Rebecca72400332: @OTalk_ I did some training on motivational interviewing which was useful. Also have previously completed some counsel…
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
@Lucygordon83 That’s such a brilliant way to educate the team about our role! I really should use the OT terminology more often when talking about patients #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Lauren_OT I think we need some OT’s to make it into @TEDMED! I will sure try to advocate for some of our best minds to get invited to this... because I think it is a frontier that we should be part of. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: @Lucygordon83 That’s such a brilliant way to educate the team about our role! I really should use the OT terminology mo…
Gemma P @gemOT18
#OTalk trying to catch up as I’m late to the party, haven’t joined in for ages. Just reading to get up to speed! @OTalk_
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OliviaM77015864: CBT - mainly for anxiety. #OTalk https://t.co/8yAeurKyiZ
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: 2) Risk assessment and safety management is fundamental in my role, and these are skills I have learnt through working…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: @Lucygordon83 That’s such a brilliant way to educate the team about our role! I really should use the OT terminology mo…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Too modest! We need to shout from the rooftops or someone else will #otalk take our role like coaches etc
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ We use the recovery star with the star as the outcome, this tool is very holistic and OT. But qualitative and lacking reliability depending on day to day changes #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@OTalk_ I will be honest- the answer is not really. I know one person can only do so much... but that’s why we need to pool together our strengths and abilities to improve on this status quo. #otalk
Gemma P @gemOT18
@ChloeWoodleyOT @Lucygordon83 I agree talking to your team is key- presentations, case studies, joint working to explain your OT focus #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @margaretOT360: 100% those who go ballroom dancing probably don’t need and #OT as much as someone isolated, and cannot get out #otalk ht…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lucygordon83: @ChloeWoodleyOT I often explain to the MDT I work in OT terminology such as: graded activity and activity analysis. I als…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ .@motionreseach @joanne_inman @MaryBirken might be able to share some examples of outcome measures in CMHT #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@ChloeWoodleyOT It makes me so proud when I am educating the team about our terminology and models.. We don’t shout enough about all our occupational science, models, frames of reference etc which make us so unique and special! 💚✨ #OTalk
Nabachwa LL @NabachwaOT
@Abi21643842 @POPPED_Project @OTalk_ It should really be the other way round - an occupational focus re. therapeutic interventions could bring about hope for meaningful, purposeful and lasting recovery. I was told on my last placement that where recovery may not possible, the focus is on flow instead. #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
@gemOT18 Better late than never! #OTalk https://t.co/0RGaugURAl
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Have you looked at some of the standardised assessments based on the Model of Human Occupation? they generally all have good clinical utility and psychometric validation studies including CMHT patients #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Lucygordon83 @ChloeWoodleyOT For me, I sure will enjoy the same feeling if I ever get a chance to go to a multidisciplinary conference and present on something OT. #otalk
Suzanne Simpson @SimpsonResearch
Completely agree #OTalk
OliviaMartins @OliviaM77015864
Explaining our role when we introduce ourselves to new staff; been vocal in MDT meetings; work jointly with other staff and explain our OT perspective of clients; divulging our work in trust journal; get feedback from clients of our intervention and share it in the MDT #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Have you looked at some of the standardised assessments based on the Model of Hum…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @NabachwaOT: @Abi21643842 @POPPED_Project @OTalk_ It should really be the other way round - an occupational focus re. therapeutic interv…
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ #Otalk yes we can be quiet about achievements, but then I think about my own team, the moment there is success, a new client is requiring intervention and your focus goes there- it's the same for all MDT members- dating an amazing job with no space to breathe
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @howell_lucy: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ #Otalk yes we can be quiet about achievements, but then I think about my own team, the moment there i…
Abi @Abi21643842
@margaretOT360 @OTalk_ I also think skills in risk management, problem solving, grading and adapting and assessing mental state. Many overlaps with physical #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@howell_lucy @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Save those stories... maybe that can be for future TEDx talk material. 😁 #otalk
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Doing not dating! 🙄#otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Abi21643842: @margaretOT360 @OTalk_ I also think skills in risk management, problem solving, grading and adapting and assessing mental…
Gemma P @gemOT18
@POPPED_Project @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I agree MOHO based assessments can work. I’m a fan of Occupational Self Assessment and aiming to use Volitional Questionnaire too #OTalk
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
RT @margaretOT360: 100% those who go ballroom dancing probably don’t need and #OT as much as someone isolated, and cannot get out #otalk ht…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@estaples17 @howell_lucy Our social workers are so valuable within in our team💙 #OTalk
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
@POPPED_Project @OTalk_ Same! #OTalk 🙂
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@vicki_OT2018 @OTalk_ Definitely... that’s why I decide to have a TEDx event license. This is a challenge in a bold way. 💪 #otalk
Elisabeth Staples @estaples17
RT @Lucygordon83: @estaples17 @howell_lucy Our social workers are so valuable within in our team💙 #OTalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ What resources and tools can support practitioners to remain occupation centred? #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Abi21643842: @margaretOT360 @OTalk_ I also think skills in risk management, problem solving, grading and adapting and assessing mental…
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
@Rebecca72400332 @OTalk_ Hi! Was this training provided through your role, or something that you sought out independently? #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@howell_lucy @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ At least that’s better than doing the whole 9 yards of organizing one! #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@dmay_ot social prescribing seems a little blunt. Need to know WHY the person isn't doing it to make sure therapy makes a lasting change on that thing, rather than sticking plaster of placing in an existing activity. Or prescription runs out and back to square one #otalk #notanexperthere
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ MH4OT should be utilized more... especially for those who need support. #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@Lucygordon83 That is so great, we are advised to use COPM but I find it difficult for clients who lack insight around their needs #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
15 minutes left in tonight's #OTalk, here's Question 3! We've already started getting into this conversation re: assessments but would also be great to hear about other kinds of tools and resources 😁
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@howell_lucy @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I don’t want to trade too much of my occupational balance for it. #otalk
Alexa @AlexaOT1
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I’ve found that the use of grading is an important skill in mental health, to increase the confidence of patients to help access purposeful occupation and overcome barriers #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Abi21643842: @Lucygordon83 That is so great, we are advised to use COPM but I find it difficult for clients who lack insight around the…
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
@POPPED_Project @dmay_ot Recently thought of it in comparison to dieticians Vs general healthy eating advice - OT's and dieticians when people are complex and need expert assessment and intervention? #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AlexaOT1: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I’ve found that the use of grading is an important skill in mental health, to increase the confidence of…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
The use of activity analysis is crucial #otalk
Alexa @AlexaOT1
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Risk assessment is also a vital skill for OTs within mental health - I am currently getting my head around FACE risk assessment on my placement #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Social media can be a very useful tool! (e.g. mental health related #OTalk chats... 😜)
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Interested to here your thoughts with your service users. MOHO def has strongest evidence for model, supporting theory, and associated assessments. used all across my trust for evidence based services #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Lucygordon83: @estaples17 @howell_lucy Our social workers are so valuable within in our team💙 #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @gemOT18: @POPPED_Project @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I agree MOHO based assessments can work. I’m a fan of Occupational Self…
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
#otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @OliviaM77015864: Explaining our role when we introduce ourselves to new staff; been vocal in MDT meetings; work jointly with other staf…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ We are currently exploring outcome measures within in our team - GAS outcome measure. It can be hard to measure! I often set goals with my patients and if they’ve achieved their goal then for me that is an outcome measure 💚✨ #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@gemOT18 @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I love VQ, but haven't used in community setting before - does it work well? #otalk
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Is is common for OTs working in generic roles to have supervision from other OTs? Or peer led groups with other OTs working in generic roles? #otalk
Suzanne Simpson @SimpsonResearch
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I think connecting with our communities is a huge resource I’m loving my new role and really getting to know what’s out there. Then when you ask an individual about those occupations that maintain/once maintained/might help their wellbeing then you have the resources #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @POPPED_Project: @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Interested to here your thoughts with your service users. MOHO def has strongest…
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @AlexaOT1: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Risk assessment is also a vital skill for OTs within mental health - I am currently getting my head arou…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I think the GAS it really good and person centred #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @SimpsonResearch: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I think connecting with our communities is a huge resource I’m loving my new role and really gett…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@HeatherBaglee @dmay_ot This seems like a good analogy #otalk
Suzanne Simpson @SimpsonResearch
@HeatherBaglee @POPPED_Project @dmay_ot That’s a great way of explaining it! #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
RT @HeatherBaglee: @POPPED_Project @dmay_ot Recently thought of it in comparison to dieticians Vs general healthy eating advice - OT's and…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@AlexaOT1 @BillWongOT @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ a very important skill ✨ use graded activity/exposure with a lot of my patients - building confidence and motivation #OTalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ Yes. The practical occupational therapist on fb is also good #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@SimpsonResearch @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Yes- blend in with the community so that you can get a good needs assessment is important. #otalk
Gemma P @gemOT18
@POPPED_Project @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Haven’t used it yet but colleagues in hospital found it successful. I’m thinking of using it with a particular client that can struggle with motivation- will let u know! #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
RT @RRule_OT: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Is is common for OTs working in generic roles to have supervision from other OTs? Or peer led groups wit…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
It’s essential that they have supervision from an OT to maintain their HCPC #otalk and OT focus
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
RT @SimpsonResearch: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I think connecting with our communities is a huge resource I’m loving my new role and really gett…
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
@gemOT18 @POPPED_Project @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ #otalk I find it difficult to set an observation for a VQ in a community setting , still working on it. OSA short form is great to focus a client who doesn't know what support they need and keeps my OT focus. OCAIRS good for an initial info gathering
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Abi21643842: @OTalk_ We use the recovery star with the star as the outcome, this tool is very holistic and OT. But qualitative and lack…
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ What extra learning/ work based training has supported your practice? #OTalk
Iris Benson MBE @irisbenson100
RT @OTalk_: 15 minutes left in tonight's #OTalk, here's Question 3! We've already started getting into this conversation re: assessments bu…
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@margaretOT360 Have you used it Margaret? That’s great to hear. I really liked the look of it, I need to have a more detailed read 📝 #OTalk
Gemma P @gemOT18
@margaretOT360 Haven’t heard of this one?! #OTalk
Iris Benson MBE @irisbenson100
RT @Abi21643842: @margaretOT360 @OTalk_ I also think skills in risk management, problem solving, grading and adapting and assessing mental…
Nabachwa LL @NabachwaOT
@howell_lucy @Lucygordon83 - I would agree with you and go one further, saying our core Occupational Therapy skills can be combined with a Biopsychosocial approach in all kinds of ways.✨ #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @howell_lucy: @gemOT18 @POPPED_Project @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ #otalk I find it difficult to set an observation for a VQ i…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @margaretOT360: It’s essential that they have supervision from an OT to maintain their HCPC #otalk and OT focus https://t.co/E1buJuGnQO
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @Abi21643842: @OTalk_ Yes. The practical occupational therapist on fb is also good #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@RRule_OT @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ If employed as an occupational therapist, think this is essential. Maybe not so clear if that is not what you are employed for. #otalk
Gemma P @gemOT18
@howell_lucy @POPPED_Project @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ I’ll add this one to the list to try as well! #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Last question! #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @POPPED_Project: @RRule_OT @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ If employed as an occupational therapist, think this is essential. Maybe not so clear if…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Yes it’s really clear measurement of change and person centred #otalk
deb_OT @dmay_ot
@POPPED_Project I think there are few people for whom generic social prescribing would work without the support of somebody who could provide assessment, analysis, grading - in fact all the things an OT would do!!! #otalk
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
@SimpsonResearch @POPPED_Project @dmay_ot It helped me feel less possessive over activity/occupation because I definitely did! 🙂 #OTalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
3) Goal setting is a vital skill to use with my patients, and breaking these goals down to smaller goals and using a graded approach to achieve these goals #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @dmay_ot: @POPPED_Project I think there are few people for whom generic social prescribing would work without the support of somebody wh…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
It’s just activity analysis measurements #otalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@margaretOT360 I have supervision with a mental health nurse and an OT which helps me remain OT focused but also gives me an insight into my colleagues role (broadens my understanding of how medications may be impacting on my patients occupations) #OTalk
Gemma P @gemOT18
@POPPED_Project @RRule_OT @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ In a previous generic role I had 1:1 supervision from a nurse then peer supervision with other OTs which I found so valuable... as well as a different perspective from a nurse #OTalk
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
I've seen both - some with specific OT supervision and some generic, I feel it may be difficult for a new graduate to keep OT identify and focus if not supported clinically by a senior experienced OT. Equally, experienced OTs can be confident in their skills to keep focus #otalk
Abi @Abi21643842
@OTalk_ Youtube, Podcasts and NHS Athens are a great resource. Shadowing other services and OTs in the setting is vital #OTalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
@dmay_ot @POPPED_Project There is a 4OT group on this recently. #otalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@dmay_ot So it sounds like social prescribing is something different to occupational therapy?An occupational therapist could do social prescribing, but social prescribers couldn't do occupational therapy. #otalk
Bill Wong, OTD, OTR/L @BillWongOT
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: 3) Goal setting is a vital skill to use with my patients, and breaking these goals down to smaller goals and using a gr…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@gemOT18 @howell_lucy @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Fab idea - test out, make sure you are using an assessment that assesses what you want it to, and to re-measure the outcome #otalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
I have really valued solution focused training, I funded it myself and applied and got awarded long life learning grant from #RCOT #otalk as additional funding source
Gemma P @gemOT18
@Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Health coaching was really beneficial. Complimented what I already knew.. also made me realise how much I tend to ‘jump in’ with solutions for clients & reminded me to keep quiet so they can find the solution themselves #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @gemOT18: @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Health coaching was really beneficial. Complimented what I already knew.. also made me realise how much I…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @ChloeWoodleyOT: 3) Goal setting is a vital skill to use with my patients, and breaking these goals down to smaller goals and using a gr…
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @Abi21643842: @OTalk_ Youtube, Podcasts and NHS Athens are a great resource. Shadowing other services and OTs in the setting is vital #O
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
@POPPED_Project @dmay_ot There is a research project @UoSOccTherapy about when social prescribers need to refer on to an occupational therapist #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
RT @margaretOT360: I have really valued solution focused training, I funded it myself and applied and got awarded long life learning grant…
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
RT @howell_lucy: I've seen both - some with specific OT supervision and some generic, I feel it may be difficult for a new graduate to keep…
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
RT @HeatherBaglee: @SimpsonResearch @POPPED_Project @dmay_ot It helped me feel less possessive over activity/occupation because I definitel…
Suzanne Simpson @SimpsonResearch
@HeatherBaglee @POPPED_Project @dmay_ot I must admit that’s how I felt - ‘watered down OT’ But now I’ve read more and heard about the work going on at Salford @SalfordSPx I’ve really started to think differently. I’m seeing it as an opportunity for OTs to lead the way, to make it successful! #OTalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
4) DBT foundation training - part of our service is the DBT service for adolescents and young adults to age 25. The therapy reminds me of OT in many ways such as goal setting, achieving a better quality of life whilst managing risk #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@HeatherBaglee @dmay_ot @UoSOccTherapy Brilliant idea - where can i learn more about this? #otalk
Lucy Howell @howell_lucy
#Otalk better understanding of trauma and how it presents and how using sensory modulation can support a client ground themselves emotionally and then work the cognitive approach. Understanding different psychological approaches has lead to better referrals and treatment
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@OTalk_ Shadowing & convos with the MDT,peer support groups,band 5 rotation meetings,OTalk,mental health first aid training,personality disorder awareness training,reading up on medication & potential side effects, regular supervision, journal articles #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
9pm already! Thanks @Abi21643842 for the great topic and questions and thanks everyone for getting involved! We'll have a transcript up later in the week 😀 #OTalk
Margaret Spencer @margaretOT360
Fab exploration of our unique dual trained role in MH #otalk this evening
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@ChloeWoodleyOT Ohh I am interested in this! And may explore this further thank you 💚✨ #OTalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
@Lucygordon83 @OTalk_ I agree, the trust I work in offers band 5 OT peer support groups, as well as a specific CAMHs OT forum where all the OTs within the different CAMHs services meet to formulate cases and put an OT approach to our work #OTalk
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@SimpsonResearch @HeatherBaglee @dmay_ot @SalfordSPx Guess it would be about differentiating when/if effectiveness increases (or decreases) if social prescribing starts to morph into occupational therapy and that this is not lost as social prescribing #otalk
Rachel Rule @RRule_OT
@gemOT18 @POPPED_Project @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Thank you! It’s good to hear different experiences. In the role that I am considering I would be the only person employed in the charity who had trained as an OT, so I suppose I would need to seek supervision or peer support externally #OTalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
@margaretOT360 I really want to do this! As my line manager has talked about solution focused therapy. Thank you.. I will explore this further 💚✨ #OTalk
OTalk @OTalk_
Next week (20th November) - "Hints & Tips for Tweeting at events, training & conferences" 😄 #OTalk
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
@POPPED_Project @OTalk_ Just finished a Prof Doc - developed leadership training for OT students from a feminist perspective - still recovering... 😀 #otalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
@Lucygordon83 I’m more than happy to talk to you about it! It’s a therapy originally created for patients with borderline personality disorder, however can be used for patients who experience mood instability, self harm/suicidal thoughts or interpersonal difficulties #OTalk
Claire Murphy @Incredhead
@Lucygordon83 @Rebecca72400332 @Abi21643842 @OTalk_ Also recommend MOHO assessments and GAS to measure outcomes in mental health. We’ve recently published a paper on using GAS in mental health if you’re interested https://t.co/s7jxLrSfuW #Otalk
Gemma P @gemOT18
@OTalk_ Yes I need this! #OTalk
Gemma P @gemOT18
@HeatherBaglee @POPPED_Project @OTalk_ I agree sounds very interesting! Keep us posted #OTalk
Lucy gordon @Lucygordon83
Thank you for a fabulous #OTalk this evening! I have gained lots of ideas and advice tonight to take forward into my role. I cannot wait to share what we have discussed with my team 💚✨
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@HeatherBaglee @SimpsonResearch @dmay_ot I love saying "activity is everyones business" (bit occupational therapy is mine) #otalk
Chloe Woodley @ChloeWoodleyOT
Really enjoyed tonight’s OTalk! First one for a long time, so good to talk with other OT’s working in similar roles to share ideas 💚 #OTalk
Nabachwa LL @NabachwaOT
@OliviaM77015864 @dmay_ot @OTalk_ Is #OTsSocialPrescribing the same as Behavioural Activation?? Behavioural Activation seemed like an interesting way for Psychology to be applied to people’s needs in the real world, I would never have linked the two though. How did you make the link @OliviaM77015864? #OTalk
Dr Heather Baglee @HeatherBaglee
@POPPED_Project @OTalk_ Working on publication re study findings, written about feminism and OT in OT @ot_magazine - #otalk thanks for your interest!
Catriona Connell @POPPED_Project
@HeatherBaglee @OTalk_ @ot_magazine I will be watching - i love new perspectives #otalk
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