Occupational Therapy is based on the principle that when we carry out activities that are in alignment with our strengths, values, desires and what feels good, we find meaning as well as purpose. Through this combination we achieve optimal wellbeing.

Occupational Therapy (OT) is an evidence-based health and social care profession regulated by the Health Care Professions Council and has been integral within our NHS and Social Services for decades. As such, it can be found in health facilities across the globe. Trained in all areas of physical, developmental, and mental health it is arguably the most holistic of the therapeutic professions and is centred on moving you forward into living a  fulfilled life with a focus on activity.

This can range from putting in place organisational tools to help you make your bed, brush your teeth or formulate a menu plan, all the way to identifying passions or setting longer-term life goals such as independent living and getting a job.

Whatever your needs, whether simple or complex, we work in partnership with you, identifying solutions to accomplish the activities that are important to you.

‘Occupation’ refers to anything you spend time and effort doing (not just your job). All activity is valuable and significant, and it is often the small things we do every day that give our lives meaning and purpose. If we struggle with our mental health we often find these tasks require too much from us and we can become overwhelmed and stuck.

This is where we can help. Together we will make a plan, and then, more importantly, help you to implement it. Together we can move forward.

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When there is a block, either physical or emotional, an OT works to understand the challenge and design strategies to overcome it. We are expert problem solvers. We use creativity, clinical training, and experience to help you re-discover accomplishment and reward in your daily activity. Together we can work out what is needed to improve your wellbeing.

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DESCRIBES OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:

“OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT) is a science, degree-based, health and social care profession, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Occupational therapy takes a “whole-person” approach to both mental and physical health and wellbeing, and enables individuals to achieve their full potential. Occupational Therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers, preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people’s independence and satisfaction in al aspects of life. “Occupation” as a term refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure.”

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Whilst talking it over and planning our goals is important, here at Purpose People Ltd we think there’s more to it. Get in touch and allow us to guide you into living out your plans and goals.