Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists provide practical support to enable people to recover and overcome barriers that prevent them from doing the occupations (activities) that matter to them. They work with people of all ages, who are experiencing difficulties through injury, illness or disability or a major life change.

Occupational therapists do this through analysing a person’s strengths, skills and needs in carrying out day-to-day activities. They take into account the environment (home, school, work, local community) and then work with the person to overcome barriers that are stopping them from doing what they want and need to do.

They can do this in a number of ways, for example through recommending adaptations to the service user’s home, teaching people techniques to compensate for poor memory, working with parents and teachers to help promote children’s development and independence skills, and helping to develop people’s confidence to get out and about again.

Occupational therapists deliver this through services such as reablement, stroke rehabilitation, prescribing wheelchairs, and condition management programmes to help people return to work.

Occupational therapists believe that actively participating in daily life is essential to people’s health and wellbeing.

Services provided:

  • Occupational Therapy Services are provided in hospitals, community clinics, day centres, schools, nursing homes and in a client’s own home.
  • Occupational Therapists work across a variety of specialisms for both paediatric and adult care.

How to access the service

In hospital patients are referred to the service by medical, nursing, social work or allied health professional staff.

In community locations referrals are made through Call Centres.

For clients living in South or East of the City

For clients living in North  or West of the City





  • Knockbreda Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Holywood Arches Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Bradbury Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Beechall Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Carlisle Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Grove Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre

Central Contact number

Your enquiry will be directed from here