I’m trying something I haven’t done before. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of crowdsourcing – from SETI onwards. And now I need some help to quickly compile evidence to weave into a letter of support for a local MH clubhouse. So I’ve set up a wiki (http://otevidence.wikispaces.com/) and posted a request for help on Facebook and Twitter. I’m hoping that as my FB friend Claire Hayward says, “the fb OT masses” will help me help support this great local agency.
I know many of the members of the clubhouse and know how much they value what they find there.
Can YOU help? If so, go to this link
I had the pleasure of attending a one day workshop on Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP). The workshop was repeated over 5 days, with each session attended by 100 + mental health clinicians of various backgrounds, persons with lived experience of mental illness and family members. Such a practical approach and it comes from both lived experience and research.
What intrigued me the most was the suggestion of using WRAP not only for individuals but with teams and organizations. Imagine saying as a team:
“This is what we do when we’re functioning well
This is what our triggers are
This is what we do when we’re struggling
Here’s what needs to be done when we seem to be starting to struggle”
And so forth.
What an interesting and useful team/family/couple discussion that would be! Can you imagine this in your workplace?
I’m very excited to see that voting has started for the 2010 Edublog Awards. The Global Virtual Exchange that the OT4OT team organized for World OT Day has been nominated in the Best Educational Webinar Series category. Here’s the page where you can review the nominees and vote .
Here’s a great video on Rehabilitation Medicine done by OT students Bronwen Black and Kristi Gurski – have a look. It’s one of two entries in a contest.
The winning video is chosen by number of views on YouTube, so please watch once or, even better, often:
Susan Burwash is an occupational therapist, glass artist, university professor and PhD Candidate.