Mental Health

Why Mental Health Occupational Therapy?

Mental Health Occupational Therapists deliver mental health services in the following ways:

  • Assessment of functional ability which involves assessing a person's ability to manage work and home roles and participate actively in these pursuits.

  • Identification of barriers to a client’s functioning within their usual environments (work and/or home) and developing collaborative strategies to overcome these barriers.

  • Interventions to assist clients to overcome practical challenges including independent life skills, home maintenance, self care, leisure and health/fitness goals using focused occupational strategies.

  • Through relaxation techniques

  • Mindfulness

  • Somatic mindfulness

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Sensory integration/modulation

  • Motivational interviewing

  • Cognitive remediation

  • Counselling

  • Psycho-education