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24 Hour Spin – Charity Event Sponsored by KMA

Georges Journey – Charity Event

If you follow us on social media, you may have heard us talking about something called ‘George’s Journey’. George’s Journey seems to have taken over at KMA HQ, but for all the right reasons. The event was a 24-hour sponsored spin which took place midday on Monday 22ndJuly and ended midday on Tuesday 23rdJuly 2019 at John Hanson Community School in Andover.

We […]

2019-08-09T14:28:22+00:00August 9th, 2019|Events, Occupational Therapy|

Optimising Occupational Performance for Sustained Business Success – A Key Note Talk

Keynote talk at The Personal Finance Society Officers’ Conference.

The Midland Hotel, Manchester, UK, Tuesday 30th January 2018.

This year has really has flown by and I’ve been revisiting some memorable events from 2018. Here is an article I wrote about a keynote talk I gave to The Personal Finance Society Officers’ Conference.

I was delighted to be invited back last January to give a keynote talk on Optimising […]

2019-08-12T13:57:24+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Events, Occupational Therapy|

KMA: What have we been up to?

What Have We Been Up To?

It has been a busy few weeks at KMA!

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce:

On 24thJune, Kate and Emily attended their first event for the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce at St Marys Football Stadium in Southampton. It was a fantastic event and was focused around the new members of the commerce, with the chance for these members to introduce themselves by giving a 15 second elevator pitch. Kate did a fantastic job […]

2019-07-31T14:18:40+00:00July 18th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|

An Important Message: Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself

How kind would you say you are? Do you stop to help load someone’s shopping into their car? Do you like to surprise your spouse with dinner and flowers? Maybe you are always complimenting your colleagues when they look nice…

But the real question is: how kind are you to yourself?

Quite often we disregard ourselves, we neglect our own well-being, both physically and mentally. […]

2019-06-26T15:41:58+00:00June 26th, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy|

1 in 4 and £32.7 billion by 2030

1 in 4 and £32.7 billion by 2030

When researching for my KMA blogs about working together to help end the stigma of mental health and the workplace, I came across these thoughts. They are from Karen Johnson, Head of Large Corporates for Barclays in the North East of England.

“Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year and by 2030 the […]

2019-06-14T10:31:14+00:00June 14th, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy|

Using a Sensory Diet and Optimising Occupational Performance

A Sensory Diet

I came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave in 2017  so I thought I’d share them here.

Thank your for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand in the way […]

2019-06-11T15:44:48+00:00June 11th, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy|

What Do Occupational Therapists Do?

What Actually Do Occupational Therapists Do?

Some people still don’t quite understand what occupational therapy is and what an occupational therapist actually does. Here’s what the Royal College of Occupational Therapist has to say on the matter…

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy (OT) is a science degree-based, health and social care profession, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council.

We have a “holistic view”

Occupational therapy takes a “whole-person […]

2019-06-04T15:49:40+00:00June 4th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|

Sleeping and Optimising Occupational Performance

Sleeping and Optimising Occupational Performance

I recently came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave last year, so I thought I’d share them here.

Thank you for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand […]

2019-05-31T16:07:12+00:00May 31st, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Tips|

How to Increase Productivity at Work

Our Top Tips for Increasing Productivity

‘If I don’t leave my desk all day, I’ll get all my work done. Correct?’ No.

Not leaving your desk all day will actually be less productive than taking regular breaks. Our brains are not designed to concentrate for long periods of time, research suggests that our attention span typically only lasts for just 14 minutes before we lose focus, a study […]

2019-05-29T15:27:29+00:00May 21st, 2019|Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Tips|

Breathing and Optimising Occupational Performace for Sustained Success

Breathing and Optimising Occupational Performance

I recently came across these post-event notes for attendees of a keynote talk I gave last year so I thought I’d share them here.

“Thank your for inviting me to talk on Optimising Occupational Performance at your conference. I hope it gave you the opportunity to consider your own occupational performance and to think about any barriers or potential barriers that may stand in […]

2019-05-17T16:11:01+00:00April 26th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|