Transitioning from being a student to a qualified occupational therapist is a demanding time at the start of your professional career and can sometimes be quite challenging: received knowledge crashes headlong into a barrage of real-world exceptions. The identity and lifestyle of a student ceases as the world of work replaces it.
Sound familiar to you now or perhaps it rekindles past memories?
These meetings will be facilitated by a member of staff from the Occupational Therapy teaching team at the University of Southampton. Sessions can be booked onto through Eventbrite once an OT has completed the Microsoft Form accessible through the OTTimeOut website.
These sessions are free and are an opportunity for those attending to discuss anything that they would like. Do they feel happy and well? Do they feel they have a good work-life balance and are able to manage stress? Are they enjoying their role? Do they have any supportive resources for each other or tips on managing self-care?
We would like this to be a place where there is honest and supportive listening and discussion where every newly qualified OT is welcome.
Written by Laura Rossiter from the OT Time Out team.
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