Occupational Therapist Network Event

Wednesday 23rd June 13:30 – 14:30

Use of Activities in Restricted Contexts Part 2: pencil and paint-based activities, and music-based activities (music listening, musical instrument playing, dance/movement)

Facilitator: Dr Wendy Sherwood, Occupational Therapist

This session via Zoom is aimed at occupational therapists and staff working directly with and in support of occupational therapists, who use activities with adult clients in restricted contexts for clients with mental health and/or learning disabilities, e.g. in seclusion, forensic, high-security hospital, high dependency wards/residential units, PICU.
The aim of the session is to share activities that work well in these settings, with the ultimate aim to produce a reference resource of activities.

Participants will share:

  • What the activity is
  • The materials and tools involved
  • How the activity is undertaken or facilitated (describe steps involved and risk management)
  • How it can be graded or adapted

This is the second event in a series, each sharing activities within specific categories.

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