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Leaving Healthwatch Leeds


It is with sadness that I announce today the end of my involvement with Healthwatch Leeds. In the interests of the transparency, as I promised when I took on this role, I’m making this brief statement. Vice-Chair of Healthwatch Leeds

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Posted in Healthwatch Leeds

#Occhat Nov 20th- Using equipment to facilitate occupation


I’m in the hotseat for the #occhat Twitter discussion tonight- and it’s been a while since I was able to facilitate, so I am looking forward to it and feeling anxious about it in equal measure! Why are we looking at

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Posted in CPD, Healthcare Apps, Occupational Therapy, Social Media, Twitter, Uncategorized

What would a “Recovery Hub” look like?


I’m currently starting to ask people in online spaces that I visit what would be useful tools for them in their recovery from periods of mental distress. I want to post a copy of some conversations going on in groups

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Posted in Commons, Occupational Therapy, Recovery

#benefitscamp hack day at Westminster Hub @FutureGov


I was intrigued to see the hack day advertised through my networks, hosted by the Westminster Hub and Future Gov, and the invite list looked like it contained a good mix of people from all different walks of life. I knew I

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Posted in Digital Inclusion, Interprofessional practice, Recovery, Social Inclusion, Social Media, Web 2.0

Using Facebook to foster social interaction in older people after acquired brain injury. Anita Hamilton 2011


I have found a great example of how we can use Social Media (in this case, Facebook) to foster social engagement in older adults after acquired brain injury. A.hamilton festival of teaching 2011 View more documents from Anita Hamilton As

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Posted in Acquired brain injury, Digital Inclusion, Evidence based practice, Facebook, Occupational Therapy, Recovery, Social Isolation, Social Media

Excuse me, I think I just did a MOOC.


I stumbled across this description of a MOOC when reading this OT blog last week. Blimey. I thought. That’s what I’ve been looking for. In fact, that’s what I’ve been doing! In fact, I haven’t. Not by a long chalk.

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Posted in Blogging, Digital Inclusion, Evidence based practice, Facebook, Learning Disabilities, Occupational Therapy, Physical disability, Reflection, Social Inclusion, Social Media, Social Phobia, Stigma, Web 2.0

ATOS medicals- can we use tech to support our service users?


A good post here form @Quinonostante, regarding recording ATOS medicals. Be warned, service users, that the new guidance is going to make it harder than ever to meet the criteria for continued benefit support.

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Posted in Recovery, Society

Virtual support space for amputees launched


Twitter provided a  link to this URL  (thanks @EnableOT), a virtual space for amputees to provide support. This is a great web 2.0 application for people who may find it difficult to get out and about and meet others in

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Posted in Amputee, Occupational Therapy, Physical disability, Recovery, Reflection, Second Life, Stigma
Claireot

I'm an OT called Claire. I write about health, particularly mental health, and also about Social Media and Web 2.0 technology. I am particularly interested where these two fields overlap.
I believe that we all hold the potential for Recovery- let's grow together.

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