Occupation During Isolation

As a team of occupational therapists, we are aware that CoronaVirus will significantly impact on daily life, and we would like to hear your ideas for engaging in occupations, whilst socially distancing and self isolation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

The Government advice is regularly being updating and you can keep up to date on their website. Link above

We would like this to remain responsible and kind, please tweet your ideas for safeguarding health and well-being through occupation, and tag us @otalk_ #OTalk #occupationInIsolation #occupationalTherapy

Let’s come to together as a community.

Today For #FebYOUary I……………………..? #OTalk #OccupationalTherapy

Yesterday  was my day off. I’ve had an extremely busy few weeks and for the first day in 2020 I was taking a break . ‘Well earned’, I thought when I sat down with a coffee watching Loraine on ITV, and there she was chatting to Katie Piper about the #FebYouary challenge. I hadn’t heard of this before but I liked the idea of a month to highlight self care. I’m always telling people “you can’t give from an empty cup” but in reality I think my cups overdrawn and I need to set up a repayment plan! I’m a “ spoonie” which basically means I have a chronic health issue and I need to balance my life carefully to ensure I have enough energy to do what needs doing, and prevent running on empty. I am also an occupational therapist who doesn’t always practice what she preaches, although I do try.

listening to Katie and Lorraine chat about finding time for you, and their participants sharing how they plan to engage with this, made me think about occupational therapy and how what we do influences our health and well-being. I hear lots of stories about health professionals neglecting their own health and well-being, stressed, overworked, feeling responsible, feeling like you have to be indestructible and hold it together for everyone else – this made me wonder what everyone else Is doing to manage their self care? I’m going to take the opportunity to engage in the #FebYouary challenge to re focus on some of my own needs and life balance. I shall tweet about this from my twitter account @GillyGorry and I would like to see other occupational therapists join in.

if you would like to join the challenge please use the hashtags #febYouary #Otalk #occupationaltherapy I will gather up the tweets at the end of the month and add to the blog.

https://www.itv.com/lorraine/health/febyouary-katie-piper-joins-lorraine-to-make-the-month-all-about-you
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https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk/whats-on/news/691-what-s-spoon-theory

 

#OTalk Research is back for its first chat of 2019. Our first talk is on an important step of any research, the pilot study. #Otalk Research Tuesday 5 th February, 2019

A pilot study is a small study conducted in advance of a planned project, specifically to
test aspects of the research design and to allow necessary adjustment before final
commitment to the research design. A study should not be simply labelled a ‘pilot study’
by researchers hoping to justify a small sample size. Regardless of the research design,
quantitative or qualitative, the pilot study is an important part of the research design
process which should inform researchers about the best way to conduct the future, full
scale project.
Join Jenny and Nikki from the #Otalk team in next week’s chat if you have experience of
using pilot studies, in the process of designing a pilot study or would like to learn more to
help you evaluate studies. We will be discussing;

1. What the term ‘pilot study’ means to you and what you think are the main reasons to
conduct a pilot study.
2. Your experiences of conducting, observing or taking part in a pilot study
3. Benefits observed from pilot studies
4. Challenges in relation to pilot studies
5. When you know if you have done enough piloting to execute a larger scale study

Post Chat

Host: @NikkiDanielsOT and @preston_jenny

Support on Otalk: @NikkiDanielsOT and @preston_jenny

Online Transcript

#OTalk Healthcare Social Media Transcript February 5th 2019

The Numbers

790.477K Impressions
218 Tweets
30 Participants
105 Avg Tweets/Hour
Avg Tweets/Participant

#OTalk Participants

 

Making Your Own Wellbeing #OTalk 28th February 2017

This Tuesdays #OTalk will focus on how making something can have a positive impact on your wellbeing and that of your service users. I was recently doing some coaching with a friend and this process encouraged me to stop putting it off, stop finding reasons not to do it and find more life balance and resume crafting with a view to improving my own wellbeing. I have started #ThisMonthsMake with the view to making one thing each month and if you would like to join please do.

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