A place for Mental Health Occupational Therapists to share knowledge and resources
MH4OT started as an idea spawned on Facebook that was based on the original OT4OT (Online Technology 4 Occupational Therapist) group. The idea was to create a group where OT’s who worked or had an interest in Mental Health, could congregate, network, support and assist each other with common issues.
The website was developed as a way to store common information and commonly utilised documents in a way that was easy to access for users.
This has spawned a movement into other professions on facebook.
My good friend Zara Mills has started MH4RN and another friend of mine Terri Woodward now operates MH4SW
Reclaiming Occupation As Means (ROAM)
A joint project with James Naismith, Amelia Di Tommaso and Dr. Robert Pereira aimed at developing Occupation-Based Communities of Practice
OTA Queensland Division State Conference – Cairns 14-15th September 2012
Presentation withAnita Hamilton &Elizabeth Ainsworthon professional use of Social media
OT4OT 2012 Occupational Therapy 24hr Virtual Exchange (OT24VX) – 30th October 2012
Presentation on MH4OT and Professional use of Social Media
Reference to cite: Cook, B. (2013). Social Media: More then lol’s and memes. Paper presented at the ‘OT24VX 2012’, virtually Feb 22.
American International College 3rd Year’s – 5th February 2013
Lecture on the ‘Mental State Assessment’
Reference to cite: Cook, B. (2013, February). OT Role in Acute Mental Health Unit. Occupational Therapy Course, 3rd year. Lecture presented via Skype to the American International College, Springfield, MA.
Occupation Matters Seminar – Griffith University, Gold Coast 22nd February 2013
Presentation of the First Occupation Matters Seminar on my Operation Occupation project.
Reference to cite: Cook, B. (2013). Operation Occupation. Paper presented at the ‘Occupation Matters Seminar’, Gold Coast, Australia, Feb 22.
Massachusetts State OT Conference – 11th April 2013
Keynote on Social Media: Networking and knowledge dissemination goes global
Reference to cite: Cook, B. (2013). Social Media: Networking and knowledge dissemination goes global. Paper presented at the Massachusetts State OT Conference’, Massachusetts, April 11.
James Cook University 3rd Year’s2013
Presentation with Michelle Applegate on the Mental State Assessment
Reference to cite: Cook, B. Applegate, M. (2013). General Assessment skills within a mental health assessment. Occupational Therapy Course, 3rd year. Lecture presented at James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.
James Cook University 1st Year’s – 11th April 2013
Introduction to professional use of Social Media Lecture
Reference to cite: Cook, B. (2013). Introduction to professional use of Social Media. Occupational Therapy Course, 1st year. Lecture presented at James Cook University, Townsville, QLD.
Occupational Therapy Australia staff in-service – 27th June 2013
Provided an in-service on the effectiveness of using Social media to engage with the OT community.
OTA National Conference – Adelaide 24-26th July
Short Oral presentation with Matthew Molineux and Robert Periera
James Cook University 4th Year’s – 19th August 2013
Occupation Based Practice in Mental Health workshop with Aidan Parsons
OTA Queensland 2013 Mental Health & Paediatric Symposium – Gold Coast 25-26th October
Workshop presentation with Adam Lo on ‘Embracing new Technologies in Occupational Therapy: Social Media to Apps’
Student Occupational Therapy Links Scotland (SOTLS) 2013 Conference – 9th November
Presentation on ‘Occupational Occupational Therapists’
Plymouth University (UK) Occupational Science Group – 22nd January 2014
Webinar presented to the group about my occupation based practice change experiences with Operation Occupation & R.O.A.M.
OTA Victoria State Conference – 2-3rd May 2014
Presentation with James Naismith and Dr Robert Pereira about our ROAM project, creating communities of practice to drive change towards Occupation Based Practice
Reference to cite: Cook, B., Naismith, J. & Pereira, R. B. (2014). Reclaiming Occupation As Means (ROAM): Creating communities of occupation-centred occupational therapists. Paper presented at the ‘Victorian Occupational Therapy Conference: Moving with the Times’, Melbourne, Australia, May 3.
James Cook University 3rd Years – 6th May 2014
Presentation introducing the use of Occupation Based Practice in a specifically Mental Health Service context.
OTA National Conference – Adelaide 24-26th July
Poster Presentation on ‘Social Media in the Contemporary CPD Climate’ with Merrolee Penman, Anita Hamilton, Leonora Coolhaas, Trina Phuah & Allison Sullivan
ACMHN International Mental Health Conference – 22-24th October 2013
Poster presentation with Zara Mills on “MH4OT, MH4RN & MH4SW: Utilising Social Media to Embrace Professional Development