Occupational therapists help people of all ages to find ways to carry out the tasks and activities that are important to them. They will then develop a plan with the person, and their carers if appropriate. Occupational therapists provide support to people whose health prevents them doing the activities that matter to them. An occupational therapist can identify strengths and difficulties you may have in everyday life, such as dressing, cooking, getting to the shops, or staying in work and will help you work out practical solutions.
Occupational therapy is also used as part of a rehabilitation programme after an accident, illness, or operation to help you recover and regain as much independence as possible
If you want to work as an Occupational Therapist, you will need to complete a degree. In addition, when qualified you will need to register with the Health Care Professions Council.