Turning Point Occupational Therapist delivers talk at Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference

News item posted: 29 June 2017

Kate Ashley, Occupational Therapist at the health and social care organisation Turning Point, recently delivered a talk at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference about life skills education which she provides for men with complex needs, including mental health and learning disabilities. The group covers topics such as activities that are beneficial for health and well-being, relationships and social media, as well as current affairs topics such as the recent general election.

Following the conference, which took place in Birmingham on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th June, Kate said: ‘The rationale behind the group is to empower the clients to make their own decisions based on their own knowledge, and reduce dependency on staff. The group encourages the clients to take an active approach in managing their well-being and promotes pro-social behaviour by understanding the consequences of actions.’

Kate is based at The Corner House, a 12 bedded unit in Rotherham run by Turning Point, specifically designed to provide high intensity support and rehabilitation for males with complex needs, including mental health conditions and learning disabilities.

To find out more about The Corner House, visit /the-corner-house.aspx.