Mental Health

Why Mental Health Occupational Therapy?
A mental health OT can help individuals better understand their mental health condition and take an active part in their recovery. They can also help people develop skills to live more independently in the community including assistance with developing hobbies, returning to work and linking in with community groups and agencies.
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
Mental Health

A mental health OT can help individuals better understand their mental health condition and take an active part in their recovery.


When should a child be referred to an Occupational Therapist? If you, a treating doctor/paediatrician, psychologist, or educator have any concerns about developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, ASD or ADHD.

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Physical Rehabilitation

OT4Change can help people recover from illness or injury by helping to improve their independence with performing everyday tasks. This is done using a combination of approaches, including practicing former skills, or learning to adapt and compensate for the physical dysfunction being experienced.

Functional Assessments

Organisations often require functional capacity assessments to determine what services are required to support you. OT4Change can help by conducting these assessments and providing a report with recommendations.

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