Posted on: 29 October 2021

This Occupational Therapy (OT) Week (1 to 7 November 2021), aims to shine a light on the role OTs play in addressing health equity.

“Occupational Therapy is a holistic profession, looking a person’s mental and physical health. There are many different factors that could be acting as a barrier in a person’s life and as an OT you have to be able to look at the whole picture,” says Jamelia, an Occupational Therapist for CNWL’s Community Mental Health Team in North Hillingdon. 

During the week we’ll be celebrating and raising the profile of the brilliant work our OT’s do. We currently have 289 Occupational Therapists in CNWL working in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas.

Where are the OTs?

Occupational Therapists are the largest Allied Health Profession group within CNWL:

  • OTs work in over 120 of our local teams
  • Jameson Division has 73 OTs
  • Goodall Division has 151 OTs
  • Diggory Division has 60 OTs
  • Corporate Services has 5 OTs

There will be multiple events across the Trust (check out the programme in the weekly bulletin), as well as others run within services and divisions, so make sure to contact your local Head OT for details of what is happening in your area. The RCOT also have a series of free online events here.

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What’s it like to be an OT at CNWL?

We have put together a collection of short films, a way to see some of our OTs in action:

Resources from CNWL's OTs

Lee Revelles, Lead Occupational Therapist for the CAMHS and ED Service Line has also collated helpful resources, including ‘The Energy Rainbow’ from CNWL’s Collingham Child and Family Centre.

OTs from St Charles Hospital have put together some photos and service user feedback to showcase the work they do:

St Charles Hospital Occupational Therapists

Don’t forget there are many opportunities for OTs to join our teams here at CNWL., have a look here. Check out the CAMHS OT opportunities here

Share your events on social media @CNWLNHS using the following #CNWLOT #OTWeek2021 #ProudOT #ChooseOT #OTsForEquity