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Over the last few months we have continued to be busy in the Occupational Therapy department at Burston House.

We have been focusing on developing our Recovery College where patients and staff work together to plan and run courses to aid recovery. We have run a 'Drawing Animals' course which then evolved into a bird themed art course. The birds that were created for the course then were displayed in July, in an exhibition in the Corn Hall in Diss. We have continued to run a 'Cooking from Scratch' course where patients are able to learn how to cook a number of meals and an 'Animal Care' course is currently running where patients are able to learn about 6 different animals and also visit different places to see them. Two new courses are currently being developed which are a 'Bird Watching' course and a 'Practical Skills' course. Bird Box
Aside from this we have been supporting patients to gain OCR Life and Living Skills qualifications and are about to have our Award Ceremony to celebrate their achievements.

We are also advertising for two kitchen cleaner roles as part of our Real Work Opportunity programme which aims to support patients to develop skills needed for work.

Our next event will be our summer BBQ which will involve some 5 aside football and a music quiz.

We have also continued to carry on with all of our regular activities including gardening, woodwork, Lego and model making.Wooden Model Plane

Author: Camilla Keable, Occupational Therapist, Advanced P
Uploaded: 07 October 2017

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