Experience a fulfilling, healthy life with Lifeworks Occupational Therapy’s personalised mental health recovery services. Our compassionate and experienced team is dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge, skills, and support to overcome challenges and achieve lasting wellness.
What is Mental Health Occupational Therapy?
Mental health conditions can include high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress or alcohol and drug dependence. Mental health occupational therapy focuses on helping individuals with mental health conditions to engage in meaningful activities and improve their daily functioning.
Occupational Therapists (OT) specialise in assessing how an individual’s mental health condition impacts on their ability to function in their everyday life. They work with clients to address the impact of mental health challenges on their ability to participate in daily life activities, such as self-care, work, leisure, and social interactions. Through evidence-based interventions and strategies, OTs empower clients to overcome barriers and achieve their personal goals, enhancing overall well-being and quality of life.
Occupational Therapists can help you better understand your mental health condition and to take an active part in your own wellness. They 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.
We adopt a client-centered approach to mental health recovery, focusing on each individual’s strengths and goals. Our therapists work collaboratively with clients, their families, and other healthcare professionals to develop personalized treatment plans that address the unique challenges faced by each client. We strive to create a safe, nurturing, and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, develop coping strategies, and build resilience.