My name is Helen, I live in the UK and I qualified as an occupational therapist in July 2014. I spent nearly 3 years as a rotational band 5 occupational therapist in physical health. In April 2017 I became an OT in adult inpatient mental health.
This blog charts my journey from student to OT and also starting a professional blog with absolutely no idea whatsoever (the blog, not becoming an OT). I use my blog as a place where I come to work through the challenges that I face on my OT journey. I must admit, at times its not been easy and I find writing these blog posts really helpful. Trying to explain things to other people helps me consolidate my learning and reflect on my practice and if anyone else finds it helpful, well that’s the cherry on top!
Becoming an OT has been a challenging, life changing process. I hope this blog helps other students and OT’s out there. Please bear in mind when reading the blog that I am still learning myself. I do not have all the answers or have the benefit of many years experience.
If you are linking to my blog, please can you let me know. It’s great to know I’m helping other students and it’s not too bad for my CPD file! Thanks.
The blog is written in accessible language to also be of interest to prospective students, other healthcare students, and members of the public.
I would love to hear your views and always respond to comments.
I support the 7 Cups of Tea Website which helps people look after their own mental health. Check it out.
All views on this site are my own and do not represent the views of my employer. Any information that I provide on my blog is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but there may be omissions, errors or mistakes. The information contained on this blog is for entertainment and informational purposes only and shouldn’t be seen as advice. If you rely on any info in this blog, it’s at your own risk. Even though I am an OT professional, my blog posts are for information purposes only and shouldn’t be seen as advice. Consult with a professional before taking any sort of action.
I reserve the right to change how I manage or run my blog and that I may change the focus or content on my blog at any time. Disclaimer information has been written with reference to Jackie at Jade and Oak