Last week I was training therapy staff (mainly OTs and Physios) who work in the acute setting in London hospitals.
Some interesting issues were raised about the demand to discharge patients but also the importance of setting goals that are meaningful to patients. We talked a lot about helping patients to set their own goals and agreed that without this, patients will not understand what the point of their therapy is but with their input, patients will be more motivated and therapy will be more successful. One therapist commented “Talking Mats is a nice tool to help identify meaningful goals and nice way to structure the patient’s thinking as well as my own”.
I’m in the office on my own today as it’s Karen’s day off and Becca is on holiday so I am fielding the phones and emails as well as trying to write a proposal (Also procrastinating by writing a short blog!)
Lois is running a 2 day course on the Adult Support and Protection Act which has had an overwhelming response.
Next week I am running a 2 day course at St Mary’s Hospital in London … so things are never dull at Talking Mats!
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website which brings together all our work – training, packages, consultancy and research into one site. We are very grateful to our web-designer, Joe Cape, who has helped us to add several new features and hope you will find it both informative and easy to use. Please let us know if you have any comments about it.