We Are Seeking Critical Friends

We Are Seeking Critical Friends

The Year One Thriving Not Surviving project is focused on creating a self-coaching resource to support the wellbeing of newly qualified occupational therapists. The project is funded by the Elizabeth Casson Trust and you can find out more about how they can support...
A Blog About Blogs

A Blog About Blogs

I am a former child. It gives me empathy. Whenever I see a boy get a bagful of homework, I recognise that sigh. I am an ex-patient. Though the trauma happened a long time ago, the memory is still raw. If I hear the whirr of a dentist’s drill, BANG, I’m back in the...
The River

The River

The River had a fountain Of sparkling water Gushing at speed Glistening in the bright sunlight Brilliant I could hardly believe it Going from an occupational therapy helper to a finally qualified therapist With a Degree It was a spurt of energy never experienced...
Elizabeth Casson Trust

Elizabeth Casson Trust

‘What is the Elizabeth Casson Trust? ‘, we hear you ask. Some of you may be familiar with the name of Dr Elizabeth Casson – the founder of occupational therapy in the UK – through word of mouth; others of you may have never heard the name until the Year1...
Supervision is key.

Supervision is key.

Is supervision really the golden key to unlocking the door to a more confident and reassured newly qualified occupational therapist? Is it the foundation to an effective first year of practice? After all, it is highlighted in the Standards of Proficiency for...
What now?

What now?

There I had it, I had completed the degree. Having spent years of my life working towards this moment, I found myself suddenly with nothing to do to fill the bulk of my time. Without university I had lost my main purpose. I was asking “what now?”. An obvious choice of...