I am an occupational therapist working in an acute inpatient mental health unit. I have recently started running a work-readiness group, looking at addressing issues faced by patients who are thinking about starting or returning to work.

These include college applications, CV preparation and vital skills such as time management, budgeting, social skills and community skills. I would be interested in gathering information from other OTs running similar groups, especially any assessments or questionnaires used to identify needs for intervention.

Alison Long Senior occupational therapist Basildon mental health unit Basildon Hospital Nethermayne Basildon Essex SS16 5NL