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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|

Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

When you hear the words ‘occupational therapy’ what’s the first thing that springs to mind? For many, the first question is “what is occupational therapy?” In this post I am going to be breaking down occupational therapy, explaining what it is, who benefits from it, and where it is carried out.

If you would like more information have a read of our occupational […]

2019-05-17T16:13:57+00:00April 11th, 2019|Occupational Therapy|