Occupational therapy has a unique philosophy that acknowledges the link between what people do and their health and wellbeing
To the profession 'occupation' means all the activities a person undertakes, enjoys and values.
More importantly, everything we do - our daily occupations - help to define our identity and role. If an individual is unable to do what is important to them, their health and well-being can suffer. Occupational therapists can address this by enabling individuals to find ways to do those activities despite the barriers they may face.
The occupational therapy role provides variety, flexibility and immense job satisfaction. As a qualified occupational therapist you can choose to work in a variety of different roles throughout your career, such as a clinical practitioner, manager, consultant, lecturer, researcher or you can run your own business. There are also a wide range of specialisms occupational therapists can choose to work in, for example mental health, learning disabilities, neurological care or oncology.