Our founder and Director, Jacintha, started Lifeworks OT in 2014 with a dream to fill the gap in service delivery for people with a mental illness living in the community. This grew out of working within public community mental health services and becoming frustrated by the constant requirement to provide crisis intervention, leaving no opportunity for primary prevention or therapeutic intervention that would reduce the incidence of crises occurring and improve people’s quality of life. Jacintha started by seeking Medicare-funded mental health referrals from consultant psychiatrists working in private practice. The work was highly rewarding, as the primary focus was therapeutic intervention, and clients were having successes and achieving goals. All the work was home or community visits, as Jacintha was working on her own, out of her home office.
We currently have three clinics in Western Australia