Skills for Psychological Wellbeing
This is a therapeutic service for adults experiencing mental health challenges. It offers integrated Occupational Therapy (OT) and Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapy (CBT) interventions to enable individuals to participate in their daily lives more meaningfully and satisfactorily.
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT)
CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behaviour that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel.
Occupational Therapy (OT)
OT is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.
Who can benefit:
- Individuals experiencing mental health challenges like generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, depression, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, post Natal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), psychosis etc.
Individuals who require support for
- Coping at Work/College.
- Return to and remaining at work.
- Engage in hobbies and leisure activities.
- Maintaining self-care routines (Sleeping/eating/cooking/shopping etc.)
Individual’s aiming to
- Improve their Physical health to engage in the above routines,
- Build their self-esteem/ self-confidence.
- Learn to effectively communicate and interact in various situations.
- Learn assertiveness skills.
What to expect
- Therapist will provide a confidential service and in accordance with the legislation.
- Therapist will arrange to meet you to discuss about your needs to enable you to determine your suitability of the service.
- Intervention will focus on supporting you to learn skills required to manage and cope with your mental health challenges.
- Intervention will enable you to engage in your daily roles and routines in a meaningful and satisfying way.
- Review will be done during the course of therapy to assess progress.
- You will be discharged once you have achieved your goals or if this service is not required any more.
- Follow up will be offered if required.
Why this service?
- Therapy aims at clients chosen daily routine goals and practical aspects of life.
- It’s based on supporting client’s health through skills building.
- Service is specifically provided in the evenings and weekend to support individuals who are busy during the day.
- Combining two models to support maximum outcomes.
- Service aims to prevent complete breakdown of health and provide support at a very early (Primary Care level)
Who might not benefit from this service?
- Individuals experiencing acute mental health symptoms.
- Individuals in need of immediate help because of suicidal thoughts/Self injury.
- If you need emergency help contact you GP/Now Doc, Samaritans-01 6710071 or Pietà House (North West)-074 91 26594
For appointments contact Srinath on 089 424 6633 or 074 91 24424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Role of Occupational Therapist in mental health