Reclaiming Our Heritage Project

Jeanette

Jeanette is an occupational therapist who has worked across the South West coast of Scotland for several decades.  

Name: Jeanette Allan  

Years: 1980s – Present  

Jeanette is an occupational therapist who has worked across the South West coast of Scotland for several decades.  

She has been influential in encouraging the arts and creative activities within hospitals and the wider community, from drumming groups to poetry trails.  

Excerpts:  

“Occupational therapists have always used creativity and arts as an activity to support people’s wellbeing.” 

“I like the idea of arts and mental health going to unexpected places to unsuspecting audiences”.