Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust believe that all service users should have access to Occupational Therapy that promotes recovery, wellbeing (enjoyment and achievement), social inclusion and independence through a person-centred approach
Occupational therapy is person-centred; it focuses on strengths and maximising potential, and enables people to take an active role in working towards their goals and aspirations. In this way, occupational therapy has a positive impact on a person’s recovery, wellbeing, independence and quality of life across the following domains:
Self-care - looking after ourselves
- taking care of our general wellbeing - our physical and mental health
- managing our basic personal needs, such as eating, washing and dressing
- coping with domestic tasks, such as shopping and cooking.
Productivity - working towards our goals
- caring for our home and for others - our family, our friends and our pets
- meeting our responsibilities as a student, a volunteer or a worker
- contributing to our neighbourhoods or a faith communities.
Leisure - having a satisfying routine
- developing our interests, relaxing and having fun
- enjoying activities that meet our physical, social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs
- being with others and maintaining a social network.