Allied Health LINK ROUNDUP Blog – October 2017

Allied Health LINK ROUNDUP Blog

October 2017

We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you guys precious time and resources wherever we can… Read on, save for later, share on social – here are some awesome links you, as an awesome allied health professional, need to know about right now…

Please comment or shoot me an email if you feel you would like a different area of clinical or non-clinical practice covered or if you feel there is an awesome blog / link / service / research / innovation your fellow AHP’s should really know about!!

Leadership

Top 100 Leadership Blogs

Get a load of this! If you are a leader or aspiring to be – have a look at who to start following.  Who doesn’t love a ‘round up blog’??? Thanks www.feedspot.com  Most of the blogs listed are based in the US or the UK and aren’t focused on health, but still a great round up for you to work your way through!

 

Blogs & Influencers

Working With ACT

The aim of this site is to translate the latest evidence from behavioural science, mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) into the workplace. It is manned by 3 individuals, all with psychology or psychiatry and management or organisational backgrounds.  I love the comprehensive list of references and evidence for the application of ACT principles in the workplace, in addition to the evidence of mindfulness in clinical practice. Sign up for the free newsletter and see what these guys are all about and how you can bring mindfulness into both your leadership style and your workplace.

 

 

Equipment & Resources

Reusability

This is brilliant.  If you provide intervention to clients – aged care, disability, paediatric, rehabilitation, illness, injury – you need to know about this site and provide these details to your clients!

Free Australian classifieds for buying and selling used disability, aged care and rehabilitation equipment. 

 

Private Practice

Q4 Financial

Grant Titman is the founding director of Q4 and has recently presented at the Allied Health Virtual Conference.  Q4 specialise in Allied Health private practice and have developed a streamlined process called ‘Better in Business for Allied Health Professionals’ that’s worth checking out… Not many of us are good at this side of business – get some specialised support!

Take the Business Risks Survey for Allied Health Professionals or sign up for the free newsletter.

 

Heads up

This is a fantastic initiative of Beyond Blue which aims for better mental health in the workplace. A host of FREE resources are available including FREE webinars that are being developed at the moment, the first of which outlines the importance of a mentally healthy workplace.  Stacks of info for employers, employees, colleagues, small to medium business owners etc etc!

 

Clinical

Mental health first aid Australia

This is a national not-for-profit charity focused on training and research in the area of mental health.  Their mission is for everyone to have the confidence and the skills to administer mental health first aid to anyone who may need it.  There is face to face and online training available…

There are stacks of great guidelines and resources here too, such as

Helping Employees Successfully Return To Work Following a Mental Health Problem

Providing Mental Health First Aid to an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Person

Guidelines for Parenting Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Alcohol, Depression & Anxiety Problems

 

The OT Hub

This is a new initiative from a handful of Occupational Therapy students in the UK and its building steam! The aim is “to provide an international platform for the exploration, collaboration and promotion of the occupational therapy profession.”  There are blog posts, events, resources and services of interest across the world and for clinical specialisations – and a bucket load of talking up how great OT is which is wonderful…

Chase them up on all the social platforms and sign up for the FREE membership…

Self Care

Dr Jenny Brockis

Jenny is one of those clever and wonderfully generous inspirational people.  A GP by trade, she now works with business leaders, executives and individuals and teaches how to get the most of your brain! Being able to think well and learn more by ensuring your brain is healthy, ensures success in both your work and your life.  Jenny is an award winning keynote speaker (see our recent Progressing Your Private Practice Virtual Conference), mentor, author and so much more!

Jenny is known as the BRAIN FITNESS DOCTOR and she’s has been writing some great blogs – I particularly enjoyed these numbers, podcast available right here too! So helpful!!

Are you driving too fast? 

Is this the biggest obstacle to your success? 

 

Research

Do you promote interprofessional education and/or intevention at your workplace? Do you have multidisciplinary students working together?

Donnelly, A.D et al. (2017). Interprofessional Education in Allied Health Using Virtual Technologies, Journal of Allied Health 46 (3), 127-130.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/28889160/

 

Do you have any clients with post-concussion symptoms on your caseload?

Moore, B.M. et al (2016).Outcomes Following a Vestibular Rehabilitation and Aerobic Training Program to Address Persistent Post-Concussion Symptoms, Journal of Allied Health 45 (4), 59-68.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/27915363/

 

What are your strategies for ensuring you and your team work with the available evidence?

Wilkinson, S.A. et al (2016). An Evidence-Based Approach to Influencing Evidence-Based Practice in Allied Health, Journal of Allied Health 45 (1), 41-48.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/26937881/

 

Events

 

Allied Health Virtual Conferences

2 Sessions, 8 speakers – only $49!!

Just select which phase you’re interested in with YOUR private practice!   

Recordings are uploaded & available now

 

 

International Centre for Allied Health Evidence – Allied Health Is Good Health

6-10 November, University of South Australia

 

 

Assistive Technology Queensland Conference & Exhibition

9-10 November, Brisbane

 

 

 

 

National NDIS Mental Health Conference

16-17 November, Sydney

 

 

Indigenous Allied Health Australia National Conference

27-29th November, Perth

 

 

 

Check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you!

Until next time, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule

Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

sarena@alliedhealthsupport.com.au