Occupational therapists (OTs) work with people to promote health and achieve independence by enabling meaningful activity in all aspects of life including work, self care, and leisure.
Occupational therapists assess the physical, psychological and environmental factors that can reduce a person's ability to carry out everyday activities.
We adopt a problem solving approach and use activity as a therapeutic tool. These activities may be carried out on an individual basis or in groups, aiming to enable people to overcome or adapt to the effect of illness or disability and maintain a balanced lifestyle.
There are 14 occupational therapy posts based throughout the borough within acute and community services.
We also have a qualified drama therapist, sports technician, occupational therapy technicians and pottery technician working with the service.
As well as working within the multi-disciplinary team in the management of a person's care, OTs advise and support carers and professionals. They also liaise with a wide range of voluntary and statutory agencies.
The occupational therapy service provides a service to the inpatient wards, the community and also now provides brief interventions of care for people who have recently been discharged from hospital to support their transition back to the community in a recovery based approach.
Community referrals are made to the relevant community mental health teams.
For inpatients, referrals are made by the care team to the ward occupational therapist.
Hammersmith & Fulham
Tel: 020 7386 1348
Lakeside Mental Health Unit
West Middlesex Hospital Site
Tel: 020 8483 1455