Ty Cwm Rhondda Meet the Team
The Recovery College at Ty Cwm Rhondda is a core part of the therapy process, and each discipline contributes to this. The occupational therapy team offer, amongst other courses, retail skills and up cycling; the social work team offers budgeting skills; the practice nurse runs a course called ‘body in mind’ looking at physical health; our nursing team run groups on schizophrenia and men’s health; the catering team run a deli bar with the patients; and our maintenance team run placements with them to help refresh the environment of the unit.
Occupational Therapist, Juliette Merrett, has a passion for anything creative and as such, teaches cookery skills (everything from health and safety in the kitchen, to cooking on a budget and healthy eating), woodwork, upcycling art, and creative and novel writing.
Occupational Therapy Assistant, Allison Bowen, has a passion to see people achieve out of the building, so she runs the retail skills session in-house and then supports people to get voluntary placements in everything from charity shops to dog walking, cycle maintenance and a furniture project, enabling people to gain recognised qualifications.
Occupational Therapy Assistant, Glyn Evans, has a passion for sports and fitness, so he runs the orientation to the gym sessions and choices group, where patients weigh-in and set goals to lose weight.
Gail Blackman has a passion to see our patients become healthy. As such, she runs a six-week healthy living group to establish and maintain healthy options and weight management.
Helen Grundy and her students have a passion to see patients manage their money well and thrive when they leave Ty Cwm Rhondda. They run a six-week budgeting course and are due to re-commence a ‘moving on’ group.
Psychologist, Nistor Becia, has a passion to see patients become the best they can be. He is currently running anger management and drugs and alcohol psycho-education groups and will run anxiety management sessions in the future.
Our nursing team run education sessions as needed, around mental health conditions, wellbeing and men’s health.
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