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Mental Health Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is an allied health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists play an important role in rehabilitation and recovery. In the field of mental health, occupational therapists specialise in assessing how an individual’s mental health problems impact their ability to perform their everyday occupations and roles. Identified barriers are worked through via the development of goals and treatment plans. Becoming a registered occupational therapist in mental health requires the completion of a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy and then demonstrated two years of post-graduate training and clinical practice in the field of mental health.

At Denison Practice, our mental health occupational therapist completes home visits, community engagement sessions and in-clinic sessions. Mental Health Occupational Therapists can work with clients with the following diagnoses: Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Dissociative Identity Disorder, ADHD, OCD, ODD, agoraphobia and other mental health conditions.

Jayde is an endorsed Mental Health Occupational Therapist who has experience in both public and private healthcare settings. Jayde completed a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) at the University of Newcastle and has since worked in both paediatrics and mental health.

Jayde delivers clinical skills in physical and psychological occupational therapy, including community access, functional assessment, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exposure, coping strategies, activity scheduling and skills training. She has a special interest in working with adults who experience complex comorbid mental health issues. Jayde also has a keen interest in forensic mental health.

Jayde is able to provide assessment and interventions either in-clinic or community settings in Newcastle. The setting is determined by individual circumstances and needs. Jayde has experience liaising with the NDIS and can assist with NDIS applications.