As an experienced Occupational Therapist myself with 20 years of active Clinical development and provision of therapeutic interventions, I have seen the massive impact that Occupational Therapy can have in people's lives of all ages, especially in Mental Health. Occupational Therapy is recognised as the catalyst for recovery and independence that brings together social, medical and psychological theories and models of practice to create a unique approach that sees the person holistically.
In Havering OT, a new service offer for all children and young People as well as adults in Havering and surrounding Boroughs, we share the values of resilience, togetherness and hope in order to achieve excellence.
Havering OT is here to support everyone who needs advice, guidance, therapeutic input or professional mentoring.
This is achieved by using the contextual model and approach. We can never meet the individual's needs in isolation without considering the impact of the personal, social, cultural, national and international context. In other words, our approach aims at the person as a whole. If we are able to achieve positive outcomes in just one of these contexts then we will see the domino effect of positivity, resillience, self-esteem development and independence in all other areas.
We aim to provide individualised and highly personalised interventions that do not only meet the needs but exceed expectations. The basis of all our interventions are nurture and safety. We do not offer magic solutions and cannot promise miracles. What we can promise is honesty, co-production, collaboration and engagement in order to empower the individuals to maximise their independence in their daily lives.
Havering OT can support children, young people and adult service users as well as their families and carers who face challenges with mental health issues, learning difficulties and related issues. By supporting the child/Young person and service user we provide support to the family/carers, school, teachers, colleges, work placements, Universities and the wider community. We offer extensive training and workshops about Mental health and Occupational Therapy as well as advice and recommendations on simple techniques that can be used at home or at school to support the needs of the child/young person/service user. We can also offer support with EHCPs, and second opinions. This support can be given either on one to one meetings or via on-line/telephone consultations