Meet Brigette, helping disadvantaged communities through Occupational Therapy

Meet Brigette, helping disadvantaged communities through Occupational Therapy


I was fortunate enough to experience
work placement in mental health in community aged care
and also in paediatrics. I did my final year placement in Fiji. I worked with children from the age of two to the age of nineteen and Fiji being a developing country, there
was really limited resources. So I being over there, I had to be very resourceful and very creative as well – making things and using things that they had access to
and knowing that they will continue to
have access to once I was gone. I had a child that when I first arrived in Fiji,
he was unable to write his name and when I was leaving, he was almost there writing his name which is really exciting. And I think moments like that is what makes you really passionate about what you do. Being able to study and then go and put those skills that
you learn into practice at each stage it really is a natural progression throughout the degree. I really felt coming out of my final year placement, I was ready to go into the profession which is very exciting.

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