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OTs DOING IT DIFFERENTLY: Lyndsey Barrett, Sport For Confidence

Senior Occupational Therapist, Lyndsey Barrett worked in the NHS for 19 years. Towards the end of this period she began to question whether the traditional delivery methods employed by the NHS are always the most effective means of achieving positive client outcomes on a large scale. As a keen netball player, Lyndsey was very aware that regular physical activity, delivered in a controlled, safe, mainstream, environment could provide the perfect setting to achieve positive occupational outcomes. So, in 2015, Lyndsey joined…

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Rachel Wilson

OTs doing it differently…. Rachel Wilson

I qualified as an OT in 2003. I knew I wanted to be an OT from the age of 13, and I was not going to let my stigmatised teenage single mum status stop me from living the dream! I threw myself into my employment within the NHS and involved myself in the wider professional arena by signing up for regional BAOT committee posts and submitting abstracts for presenting at COT conferences at an early stage. Networking with people I…

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Lynne Goodacre

Lynne Goodacre, Occupational Therapist and Coach

I have had a fairly non-traditional career trajectory over the last 30 years working in the NHS, a user led voluntary organisation, academia and now independent practice. I love working across boundaries and am energised by personal growth and development. I undertook my PhD while working full time and understand the challenges of combining work, study and family life. I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and focus my practice on supporting women in their personal development. I offer coaching…

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Kate Sheehan

Kate Sheehan, Director and Occupational Therapist

I am a well-respected Occupational Therapist, with 30 years of clinical experience and the Director of The OT Service, which provides  bespoke housing and equipment interventions Occupational Therapy services to case managers and we provide consultancy services to companies both within and outside the disability sector. I am passionate about promoting and supporting our profession and offer both clinical and business support to individuals and local authorities, I have always been a bit of a maverick and believe that sometimes shaking the system…

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Roz Smithson, Occupational Therapist & Coach

I have about 30 years of experience working as an occupational therapist and / or manager and in 2006 I completed my post graduate Diploma in Performance Coaching. Subsequently I have worked as a coach with people from a range of occupations and organisations. I believe that people have the resources within themselves to create successful and lasting solutions. At certain points in their lives people can benefit from working with a coach who supports, challenges and enables them to…

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Linda Agnew, Occupational Therapist & Coach

With over 35 years’ experience as an occupational therapist, Linda has been a clinician, operational manager, occupational therapy lead and director for AHPs. She has developed, supported, led and managed teams of allied health professionals, nurses and acute hospital staff as well as teams in strategy and development, communications and marketing, patient and public experience, human resources and staff and partner engagement. Within the NHS she developed and implemented an in-house charity to provide social return to local community groups…

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RACHEL JENKINS

OTs Doing it Differently: Rachel Jenkins – From university to independent practice – in at the deep end

Armed with my first class Bsc(Hons) in occupational therapy I thought the job market would open up before me without too much effort. How wrong I was. Firstly there were no jobs. Secondly, my grade counted for little when competing against people with years of experience. As a mature student I have had my share of job interviews over the years but it still shocked me that I couldn’t even get to interview stage for posts I was applying for.…

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Karen Davies

OTs Doing it Differently: Karen Davies

Karen Davies is an Occupational Therapist, with a special interest in helping people to return to some kind of occupation. She has worked mostly in mental health. She has also worked with unemployed people, helping them to regain confidence and find a place in their community where they can use their skills. The Condition Management Programme project, where she had been working, was closed and 60 health professionals had to find alternative employment. Karen used some of her redundancy money…

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ANNA STICKLEY

OTs doing it Differently: Anna Stickley

After working as an OT in adult mental health for a number of years, I had the opportunity to manage a psychosocial project in Uganda. It had been one of my childhood dreams to live in a mud hut and do humanitarian work! (I still don’t know why)! My experience in Uganda changed my perception of OT and what OTs can offer. I had the opportunity to design an create a psychosocial program focusing on the needs of children, their…

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OT Doing it Differently: Liz Gow

OTs Doing it Differently: Liz Gow

“I qualified in Glasgow and in 2004 thought I had done my dash with OT, after nearly 10 years.  I was and am still in New Zealand.  I loved OT and it meant so much, so before giving away my Profession I felt I needed to be sure it was OT that was not working for me.  I saw an ad in the local paper about adult education classes and attended night school for 4 weeks.  The class was called…

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