Degrees: Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Work History: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Occupational Therapy For Children (OTFC).

Interests Outside of Work: Sport, playing guitar, movies, being with friends and gardening.

Dislikes: Doing dishes.

Favourite Childhood Memory: Climbing trees with my brothers.

Favourite Childhood Game: Super Mario.

Favourite Movie: Star Wars

Favourite Food: Nectarines.

Dog or Cat person: Cat person because dogs are really smelly.

Favourite Colour: Blue.

Favourite Sport to Watch: Football.

Favourite Superhero: Batman.

Favourite Season: Winter.

Favourite thing to do in Adelaide: Go and see my favourite bands play.

Favourite quote: “It’s more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather, short easy words like “What about lunch?” – A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh).

Michael Sharp (better known as Sharpy) graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of South Australia in 2013. He has been a member of the OTFC team since 2016. He enjoys working with young people from a sensory perspective and has a special interest in attachment work with children and families. Since starting at OTFC he has worked with many children and families both one on one and in group settings.  His working days are Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. As the tallest member of the OTFC family, he seamlessly is able to get down to any child’s height and interact with them on their level. He is funny and kind and his gentle nature makes his kids feel safe so they can be the best they can be. Look out for Sharpy’s group that he will be running called “another piece to the puzzle” where this time the focus in on helping parents be the best they can be for their child.

Sharpy has a background in paediatric mental health as he previously worked for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Whyalla and provided outreach services with the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service. Sharpy is trained in the Circle of Security Parenting program and has completed workshops on sensory based interventions, attachment interventions and approaches with children who have experienced complex trauma. He has a passion for working with children and families to support any challenges they might be having at home or in the community and to see each child reach their potential.