- HCPC Registered: OT68528
- Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy
Helen qualified at The University of Derby in 2013 with a pre-registration Masters in Occupational Therapy.
In 2013 Helen commenced work for the Birmingham Solihull Mental Health Trust in acute psychiatry at the Oleaster centre. Helen worked with clients with a variety of complex mental health diagnoses. A key aspect of the role was discharge planning including: assessing the home environment; assessing the individual’s level of independence with their activities of daily living; optimising participation with leisure activities.
In 2016 Helen moved on to a Senior OT post at The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust. She specialised in working with clients with acquired brain injuries in a rehabilitation unit. Clients presented with physical, communication, cognitive and behavioural impairments. Helen worked within a Multi-Disciplinary Team to re-integrate clients into the community and work towards discharge home or long term supported accommodation. She worked within the MDT to set and work towards client centred goals to maximise independence and quality of life. During this time Helen presented case studies at two conferences and completed a Post Graduate Module in Sensory Integration.
In 2020 Helen moves to work within Worcestershire Health and Care Trust in the Promoting Independence Team. In this role Helen works with clients in their own homes after being discharged from hospital providing a period of reablement to reduce care needs and prevent re-admissions.
She joined CJOT in 2020 as an Associate Occupational Therapist. She provides Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to clients with catastrophic neurological diagnoses both within specialist residential facilities and the wider community.