Health promoting activity coaching for mums!
Congratulations to New Graduate Occupational Therapist, Vanessa Harris, on the recent publication in the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal about mothers experiences receiving coaching from their child's OT.
Read more here:
This project explored the perspectives of mothers who received health promoting activity coaching based on the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families programme (HMHF-HPAC) from the Occupational therapist working with their child. Vanessa conducted interviews with the mothers and analysed the data. Four key themes captured mothers' experiences:
1) Recognising mothers
2) From Vulnerability to Empowerment
3) A goal for me
4) Perspectives on Content and Delivery.
The key findings were that mothers were satisifed receiving the HMHF-HPAC from their child's OT, mothers experienced improved participation in health-promoting activities and that maternal health promotion is crucial to the health and wellbeing of mothers and their children.
Read below for some of the great quotes from the mothers: