Meaghan Mott

Meaghan Mott


Meaghan Mott is incredibly honored to be selected as a candidate for the Hospital Social Worker of the Year Award through the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Meaghan completed her Bachelor of Social Work at McMaster University and her Master of Social Work at King’s University College. She worked throughout both of her degrees in diverse community settings, including My Sisters Place, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Native Women’s Centre, as well as several positions within the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Meaghan started her hospital career in the Trauma Program at London Health Sciences Centre in 2017, where her passion grew for providing support to patients and their families during some of the most difficult times in their lives.

Meaghan worked in other inpatient settings throughout her time at London Health Sciences Centre, including the Renal Transplant Program and Clinical Neurological Sciences Program before settling in the Spinal Cord Injury Regional Rehabilitation Program at St. Joseph’s Health Care London Parkwood Institute in 2019. She is involved in many committees including Spinal Cord Injury Council, Spinal Cord Injury Practice Improvements, Possibilities Project, Implementation Team for Emotional Well-Being, as well as several working groups to improve the mental health and patient experience for all rehabilitation clients. Meaghan is passionate about improving the emotional health for all and is a strong, compassionate advocate for patients and their families. She challenges oppressive systems and systemic racism, both at work and in her community, and is an ally in reducing barriers for all community members.

She has worked on several improvement projects since joining the Parkwood team to enhance the emotional well-being of her patients, strengthen relationships with community partners, and increase communication and care planning with patients and their caregivers. Meaghan currently provides counselling for adjustment to injury and illness, along with crisis intervention, ongoing psychoeducation regarding mood, spinal cord injury and acquired brain injury, as well as support for patients and their families during the Coronavirus pandemic. Meaghan thoroughly enjoys working on an interdisciplinary team and demonstrates strong collaboration with hospital and community resources to ensure safe and successful transitions from hospital for patients and their loved ones. She loves working in the rehabilitation setting and feels privileged to work alongside patients and their families during a part of their recovery journey.

Additionally, Meaghan is committed to academic pursuit and ongoing professional development. Her passion for learning led her to be a placement supervisor for Master of Social Work students through King’s University College, which she is looking forward to resuming once Covid-19 restrictions allow. She is a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as a proud member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. While not at work, Meaghan enjoys practicing yoga, travelling (pre-Covid-19), walking her dog Sammy, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

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