With our name and logo, we want to convey our commitment to knowledge, innovation and resourcefulness in the field of mental health. We recognise how complex human life can be, and respect that seeing clearly and understanding deeply is required when connecting with anyone that seeks to improve and maintain their mental health.
Occupational Therapists see people as “occupational” beings.
Our sense of who we are is shaped by those things that “occupy” our mind and our time. Developmental delay, trauma, illness or disability may interrupt our ability to do these things, and in the process change how we see ourselves or how we feel. Mental health occupational therapists specialise in working alongside people to restore their sense of purpose and meaning through engaging in occupation.
The actual “doing” of occupations is believed to be transformative, promoting adaptation, creating personal and social identities, connecting people to their communities, and enabling ongoing personal growth and development. (Krupa, Fossey, Anthony, Brown, & Pitts, 2009, p. 156).