The broken leg part 2 – What does ‘Independent’ really mean?

 A dictionary definition of the word independent shows it has many meanings, including ‘not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself.’  ‘Not dependent; not depending or contingent upon something else for existence, operation, etc.’ Not relying on another or others for aid or support, and in […]

The Broken Leg Part 1 – From the other side –  What I have learnt.

For none regular readers of my blog,  I’m a occupational therapist who works for a mental health trust,  but i also have a disability – if you are interested to can read theses below post to give you an insight in to my life before this event. A week in the life of an occupational […]

A week in the life of an Occupational Therapist with a disability – For #OTweek15

The World Federation of Occupational Therapist (WFOT) define Occupational therapy as ‘a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance […]

An update on my Six challenges from #COT2015 for #OTweek

Following the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) conference this year, (#COT2015) I wrote a blog about my experience and learning and set myself 6 challenges, 4 months on I want to revisit this blog and review if at all I have addressed or met any of my challenges. You can read the original blog here College […]

In memory of Joyce O’Connor (11th October 1919 to 23rd August 2015)

My nan was one of the most amazing women I knew. She didn’t  changed the world, wasn’t an explorer, a great inventor or an inspiring leader, she was however a funny and caring woman to humans and cats alike and most importantly just my nan. Born in 1919,  she has seen a lot of change. […]

College of occupational therapist 39th Annual conference, June 30th –July 2nd 2015 Brighton. #COT2015

I’m on the train home from Brighton after attending this year’s conference, and trying to use the time productively to write a blog about what I have seen and learnt. Before the conference I downloaded the COT conference app, which can be downloaded from any app store for free, this was a great resource, both […]

Fair Pay for Angels – Why I am Striking

So why am I striking today Monday, 13 October 2014 for 4 hours 7-11am. I’ve blogged before about how my parents are responsible for my political thinking, and striking is no exception.  I was brought up to believe you should look after those less fortunate than yourself and to put society’s needs  before your own. […]