As an Occupational Therapist Elaine uses a person-centred approach to provide practical support to people whose health prevents them doing activities (occupations) that matter to them. Occupational Therapists provide opportunities through groups or 1:1 for individuals to work on their skills/confidence in a safe and supportive environment to enable them to lead a more independent life.
Occupational Therapy focuses on the three areas; self care, work/being productive and leisure. Below are some examples of activities within the three areas:
Self care - washing, dressing and eating meals
Being productive - going to work or college and volunteering
Leisure - socialising and participating in hobbies
Previous work experience as an Occupational Therapist includes:
Elaine has also worked in mental health rehabilitation and a day centre for individuals living with dementia.
BSC Occupational Therapy
BSC Psychology and Sociology