Keeping Me Well - Cardiff and Vale University Hospital

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

We are Occupational Therapists who work with Adults who experience a range of mental health difficulties and live in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan region.  We work in different locations including in hospitals, in community mental health teams and in specialist outpatient teams. 

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We work with you to help you do the everyday things that you want, need or are expected to do. We call these everyday things “Occupations”. Occupations can be very important and help to shape the way you want to live.

We work with you to improve your mental health. When we struggle with our mental health this can make occupations difficult.

Occupations can be described as:

What we need to do

  • Taking care of yourself and others with dressing, washing, eating, sleeping and personal care.

What we have to do

  • Housework, work, studying, training, volunteering, learning new skills and information.

What we want to do

  • Having fun, relaxing and taking time to do our hobbies and interests

How can Occupational Therapy help me?

Occupational Therapy can support you to find the things that you are good at and to understand why you are having difficulty doing the things you need and want to do. When you know what you are good at you can use your strengths to help you to manage these issues.

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Can Occupational Therapy improve my mental health?

Occupational Therapy can improve your mental and physical health by helping you to look at what you do every day and focus on what is important to you. Occupational Therapy can offer support in all areas of your life, help you to set realistic goals and work towards reaching these.

What can I do to help manage my condition?

Making changes to some areas of your life can help improve your mental and physical health. Click on the buttons below to find strategies to help you make those changes.  

There are different services that Occupational Therapy in Mental Health works in. You can explore some of these using the links below.

If you feel you or your loved one would benefit from Occupational Therapy input, please speak with your responsible clinical team or GP.

All our Occupational Therapists are professionally registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This organisation keeps a register of Health and Care Professionals including Occupational Therapists who meet the necessary standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. Check the Register and find a registered health and care professional.

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