I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2010 after needing a change from my previous career in the finance industry. I knew from the beginning that I had a passion for working in mental health and quickly started working in my area of interest after completing the obligatory rotations as a Band 5. Since then I have worked in mental health within the NHS and also for 3 years as a Lead OT for a private hospital.
I started learning BSL in 2012 after meeting a Deaf friend and I fell in love with the language! I then started working as the Senior OT for National Deaf Services (NDS) on their London-based adult inpatient ward, Bluebell Ward, in September 2014. From there I then transferred to the NDS community team in October 2016 where I continue to work.
I have recently successfully completed my Level 3 BSL qualification and I am hoping to start Level 6 in the next year.
Jane presents the webinar: ‘Occupational Therapy (in Mental Health)‘ which is also invaluable to those working with OTs in physical health settings.