Occupational therapy

Occupational Therapists support individuals with mental health or mental wellbeing issues, who are patients of working or retirement age here at Hope Farm Medical Centre. They will work with you to look at the things you need and want to do in your life and daily routine, at home, work or within the community. The tasks you struggle with and the strengths you have or resources you can use to help you overcome those struggles.

How can the Occupational Therapists help me?

By listening to you and working with you to help you meet your goals in life, be as independent as possible, problem solve and build your mental resilience. They can help you look at new ways of doing things and of thinking about them, to help make things more achievable or manageable.

Here’s how they might assist you:

  • Finding New Ways: If there are activities you struggle with, or simply a problem that life has thrown at you, they’ll explore different methods to address them with you.
  • Improving Skills: They can teach you new skills to help you cope with issues such as anxiety management or confidence building.
  • Adapting To Your Circumstances: They might support you to adapt and work towards managing your circumstances, such as bereavement.
  • Supporting Recovery: If you’re recovering from mental health issues or the impact of having a physical illness on your mental health, they’ll help you work towards regaining your abilities and independence.
  • Employment -They’ll offer strategies to manage your mental health effectively in work, manage any work-related stress you may be experiencing and if required issue a fit note.
  • Signposting – they may be able to sign post you towards other services or organisations who can help support specific issues you may have that affect your mental health and wellbeing.

Occupational therapists aim to empower you to live your life as fully and independently as possible, focusing on what matters most to you. They will work with you to create a personalised plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

Contact the practice to schedule an appointment with one of our Occupational Therapists. You can book an appointment to see or speak to either Rich or Gill, available Monday to Friday.
Rich and Gill are the practices Occupational Therapists. You can learn more about them on the Meet the team page.

Occupational Therapist Service Patient Feedback

Very lucky to have this service, Richard is a credit to the practice and his profession. Many thanks for your help.

Feedback received 13/03/2024

Gill was very professional and made me feel at ease both times I have seen her.

Feedback received 01/03/2024

The support I have received has been first class & invaluable. It is greatly appreciated.

Feedback received 15/03/2024

Outstanding care. And speedy service.

Feedback received 04/01/2024

Very helpful. Listened to my worries and concerns. Gave good advice and got me to think about what I did in therapy to help me now.

Feedback received 22/03/2024

The appointments have really helped me, just to have someone to listen to me and to provide support in feeling better about myself.

Feedback received 01/02/2024