Join our network of Occupational Therapists in Bristol and the surrounding areas!
Earlier this year, we created an online survey to see if local OT’s were interested in attending networking events.
Over 100 OT’s from the Bristol, BANES, Gloucester, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset areas replied.
There was a very positive response to this, with 95% of OT’s saying ‘yes’ – they would be interested in attending a local network.
Our first networking event
Our first event was held at the WE Care Home Improvements Home Independence Centre on Thursday 25th July 2019. We kicked off with finding out a bit more about each other, and shared what it is we love about being occupational therapists. We then reflected on what it is we would like to gain from attending networking events. This included:
- Having more information on local services to signpost clients to
- Sharing knowledge and skills
- Learning more about different health conditions
- Equipment demonstrations from reps
It was agreed that events will be held 2 monthly at the WE Care Home Improvements Home Independence Centre
How to become a member
If you are an occupational therapist or an OTA working in Bristol or the surrounding areas, we’d love to hear from you. To become a member of the network, please email OTNetwork@wecr.org.uk
The next meeting will be on Thursday 19th September 2019.
Staff from the Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service will give a talk on their service and what it is like to work there as an OT in a generic role. The role encompasses working with GP’s to support diagnosis, the development of wellbeing plans, care home liaison, and offering therapeutic interventions to support people and their families at difficult times throughout their illness.
If you would like to contact the network, please email OTNetwork@wecr.org.uk
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