The mental health Occupational Therapy (OT) service applies the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) to help people address motivation, performance, and organization of occupational participation in everyday life.
Put simply, it provides an evidence-based, standardised framework to help people identify what is important to them in their lives and what they do from day to day, whether that is a work activity, role or job, a hobby or leisure interest, or how they can develop skills to look after themselves more independently.
The model considers the different environments in which people carry out their roles and how these impact to support or challenge engagement in the valued occupations an individual finds important.
General Occupational Therapy provides timely assessment of occupational and functional strengths and needs to enable people to steer their recovery and move toward discharge from hospital.
The intervention required is delivered in the most appropriate place, including community locations such as shops, leisure centres, cafes, public transport and public venues, and within the service user's own home.
Where necessary, interventions will be provided within the inpatient wards, utilising therapy space therein, when it might be difficult for individuals to have time off the ward.