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OT Network Virtual Meetings

Introducing the Occupational Therapy (OT) Network: Join us every 6-8 weeks for Zoom meetings covering hot topics in the OT community. From training courses to face-to-face events, we’re dedicated to advancing knowledge and practice. Our focus extends to PICU and low secure services, addressing the need for research and support.

Connect with fellow OTs, share best practices, and access resources for professional growth. Open to NAPICU members, including OTs and support workers. Join us in shaping the future of OT in specialised settings.

Read more on our OT Network here!

OT Network Upcoming Events

Understanding Substance Misuse in Clinical Settings

with Matthew Young (Billy) who is a Dual Diagnosis Lead at Southwark acute inpatient services.

Billy has worked in the substance misuse and mental health field for over 20 years. He is a qualified counsellor with BACP accreditation. With experience in both specialist community drug services and community mental health teams within the NHS since 2006, he has worked as a specialist dual diagnosis practitioner with SLAM since 2016 with 5 years spent with the liaison team at Lewisham hospital and the last two years working with acute inpatients across the Southwark wards and Place of Safety at the Maudsley. Billy has a BSc in Human Biology, Grad Dip in Addiction Studies and a PGDip in Integrative psychotherapy and counselling. His specific areas of interest are overdose prevention, harm minimisation and working with patients involved in Chemsex.

Click here to register!


*Please note that OT Network events are exclusive to NAPICU Members. To find out more about membership please visit our membership page here.

Get ready for an engaging session where Becky & Steph will be your hosts, bringing together the OT Network Therapists to dive into all things OT-related!


Time: 1.00PM – 2.00PM

Hosted by: Becky Davies & Stephanie Haig

Available to NAPICU Members – Click here to book

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