Mental health conditions can include high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress or alcohol and drug dependence.
Occupational Therapists specialise in assessing how an individual’s mental health condition impacts on their ability to function in their everyday life. We work together with people who have mental health concerns to develop and achieve personal goals.
Occupational Therapists can help you better understand your mental health condition and to take an active part in your own wellness. We can also help you to develop skills to live more independently in the community – including assistance with caring for yourself and others, developing hobbies and interests, returning to work and linking in with community groups and agencies.
Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and other health professionals often work together to assist people to achieve their goals.Psychologists provide therapies designed to change the way someone is thinking – or how they respond to their own thoughts.
Occupational Therapists provide therapies designed to change the way someone is functioning. We are concerned with how a person’s mental health condition is affecting what they can do, and we help them develop skills or change their environment to improve function.