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Weʼre raising £400 to gorkha development scheme in Nepal, working towards promoting occupational therapy and mental health work in local prison and schools

Holt, Wrexham, UK
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In July I will be skating a full marathon to raise money for the gorkha development scheme who are involved with a number of projects supporting local communities in Nepal, a country which is still rebuilding itself since the earthquakes of 2015.This june am spending a month with a family in Nepal.Ihave been lucky enough to be selected by the royal college of occupational therapy to be given a funding award after applying last year. I will be volunteering in Nepal with Gorkha development scheme. my passion lies within mental health and I have previous experiences within secure forensic services and have been involved in service development work, integrating occupational therapy into a detoxification centre. I have chosen to work alongside GDS in developing a project with the local prison service in integrating occupational therapy philosophies and practices into their forensic services. Currently in the UK the prison service is working towards rehabilitative pathways with a big influence on the positive impact occupational therapy as a profession can have. I hope to develop the foundations for future volunteers to continue a long term project for the staff and individuals within the prison service. Providing individuals with education around mental health and how to work holistically with individuals will be crucial to this project. Being able to provide new ideas of developing meaningful occupations and activities, risk assessments and assessment tools will have a significant impact upon how individuals are supported in returning to the community. I also plan to spend some time in the local schools to get involved in working with the children and teachers with the same focus in mind, identifying individual s needs and supporting teachers and staff in developing ways to educate and support the children. I will be providing recommendations for future work for volunteers and identifying what resources and materials will be invaluable to the project.

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    • Clare Lawton

      Clare Lawton

      Jun 28, 2018


    • Gemma Simmons

      Gemma Simmons

      Jun 9, 2018


    • Saz Wright

      Saz Wright

      Jun 4, 2018

      All the best x


    • Lin Kernahan-Lester

      Lin Kernahan-Lester

      May 21, 2018

      Enjoy your trip... try not to get dysentery😉


    • Tracy Wynne

      Tracy Wynne

      May 21, 2018

      Sounds fantastic, well done! X


    • Hayley Riseborough

      Hayley Riseborough

      May 16, 2018

      Sounds like a great project!


    • Carys Prandle

      Carys Prandle

      May 16, 2018

      So impressed you'll be amazing xx


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    Katie Vaneker

    Holt, Wrexham, UK

    Occupational therapy student

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