What Can Occupational Therapy Help With?
Occupational Therapists use meaningful everyday activities (occupations) as a therapeutic tool to promote health and well-being. They understand how mental health challenges impact on a person’s ability to carry out chosen and required everyday activities.
For some people, they may lack motivation to carry out those activities that they need or want to do; they might find their daily routines unrewarding or overwhelming due to a mental health condition. Some mental health conditions make it difficult to concentrate on and know what to do within everyday activities.
For others, being able to carry out daily activities within a social environment, can be overwhelming. Mental health conditions within childhood and adulthood can contribute towards these difficulties, including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, trauma and attachment difficulties etc. Occupational Therapists support people to overcome these challenges and engage in the activities that matter to them – helping them to reach their full potential.
Occupational Therapists can also carry out specialist work around sensory difficulties (please click here to see our sensory assessment page).