Student placements

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Student placements

Occupational Therapy Extended Scope Placements

We have successfully taken OT students on extended scope placements in 2015 and 2016. 

The placement provides opportunities to shadow all aspects of SAGE’s work, enabling students to identify the emerging opportunity they wish to trial.  Our client group is adults with mental health needs, many of whom have complex conditions and generally struggle to engage with main stream services.  The largest proportion of our work is based on 5 allotment sites in Burngreave where we conduct a range of horticultural therapy tasks and arts activities.  These are facilitated group activities with plenty of scope for one-to-one work &/or diversified small group activity.  Currently we run 4 groups per week, one being women only, another for adults in receipt of a personal budget and the last two being large mixed groups. Approx. 30% of our clients are of BME origin and ages range from 18 upwards with the majority clustering at 40’s and 50s. Activities include a range of horticultural tasks, cook and eat sessions (each day concludes with a communal meal) and a range of arts activity.  We also support adults progressing to further activity beyond SAGE promoting well-being.  

SAGE is also diversifying into other community based art activity.  A current project is women only singing workshops taking place in a local community room and we are researching other activities that may appeal to our client group and tap into latent creativity.  We also support other groups to develop horticultural therapy activities and there may be opportunities to consider occupational therapy roles there.

OTs would become part of the team for the duration of their placement and expected to attend fortnightly team meetings.  There may also be opportunities to attend various network meetings that we engage with as part of scoping need and opportunities in the area.

 
Social work student first placements

We have successfully taken a social work student on placement in 2015 and again in 2016 for their first placements. SAGE's service manager is a registered social worker who is also meets the requirements to be an on-site practice educator.

The placement provides opportunities to shadow all aspects of SAGE’s work and enables students to consider all areas of the Professional Capabilities Framework. Our client group is adults with mental health needs, many of whom have complex conditions and generally struggle to engage with main stream services.  The largest proportion of our work is based on 5 allotment sites in Burngreave where we conduct a range of horticultural therapy tasks and arts activities.  Whilst these are facilitated group activities, there is plenty of scope for students to engage in one-to-one work and diversified small group activity.  Currently we run 4 groups per week, one being women only, another for adults in receipt of a personal budget and the last two being large mixed groups. Approx. 30% of our clients are of BME origin and ages range from 18 upwards with the majority clustering at 40’s and 50s. Activities include a range of horticultural tasks, cook and eat sessions (each day concludes with a communal meal) and a range of arts activity.  We also support adults progressing to further activity beyond SAGE promoting well-being.  

SAGE is also diversifying into other community based art activity.  A current project is women only singing workshops taking place in a local community room and we are researching other activities that may appeal to our client group and tap into latent creativity.  

Social work students would become part of the team for the duration of their placement and expected to attend fortnightly team meetings.  There will be opportunities to attend various network meetings that we engage with as part of understanding the context of the placement.

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We promote the mental and physical well-being of any adults experiencing mental health problems via the provision of creative therapeutic activities.
Company registered in England No. 5698287
Registered Charity No. 1114743