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Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy team in the Rehabilitation Services consist of qualified Occupational Therapists and support workers.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) believe that human beings have a need for purposeful occupation to promote health and well-being.

The team works with people to identify what activities and occupations they are finding difficult to engage in. OTs explore ways people can manage their everyday activities such as cooking, dressing or hobbies. OTs begin by establishing the reasons why someone is unable to carry out day-to-day activities and then work out ways of overcoming or coping with these problems with the person.

A range of assessments, including observational, interview and self-rating assessments are initially undertaken by the teams to identify treatment interventions together with the clients. Therapeutic input is offered on a one-to-one basis and though a group programme. The group programme is regularly reviewed to reflect and address the needs and interest of the client group. Activities take place within both units in separate activity units, benefitting the clients in enabling time off the wards, as well as in the wider community.

OT staff work with a range of other disciplines and teams including psychology, nursing, physiotherapy and community teams. This enables effective team working and intervention planning, for the person, from the point of referral to discharge. As well as providing life skill courses within the units, the service has also developed links with voluntary organisations and support people to become involved in community activities of a social, leisure, educational and vocational nature.

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