As an Occupational Therapist Michelle 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:
- Learning Disability Community Team
- Forensic mental health
- Community mental health
- Physical health in both a hospital and community setting for older people
Michelle has also worked in mental health rehabilitation and a day centre for individuals living with dementia.
- BSC Occupational Therapy
- BSC Psychology and Sociology