News | 01.03.2021 | By: Lucy Morewood

Life as a trainee Occupational Therapist blog: an introduction to Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy students and Headway staff member on Zoom call screen

We’ve been lucky enough to get a couple of pairs of extra hands in occupational therapy for a few weeks, to support our clients to achieve their individual goals following brain injury. We’d like to introduce you to Jo and Callum, and we’ll them tell you a little bit more about themselves and what they’re helping us with at Headway.

“Hello, we’re Jo and Callum. We are students studying Occupational Therapy (OT) at the University of Brighton but based in Eastbourne on the coast. We are going to be spending time with Headway clients over the next 6 weeks.

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

OT is an area of healthcare which focuses on helping people to engage in activities important to them and supporting people to live more independently. OT’s work with people of all ages, and you may have met some if you have been to hospital, (we wear the green trousers!).

OT’s also work in the community and are starting to work with charities like Headway.

What are we as trainees going to be doing at Headway?

Although, Covid-19 has changed how we are able to meet at the moment, we are looking forward to getting more involved in the online groups that Headway is offering and hopefully meeting clients in person soon.

We are planning a group which we are excited to be sharing with you in the upcoming weeks. So stay connected for updates here soon!”

You’ll be hearing from Jo and Callum in the coming weeks, telling you how they’re getting on and what they’ve been up to. If you have any questions for them about their training in occupational therapy, drop us a line on social media or ping us an email and we’ll do our best to answer as part of our blog series.