COT SS - Mental Health
We advocate a holistic approach towards clients with mental health problems
COT Specialist Section - Mental Health has a well-established network of members who support each other’s professional development, and work cooperatively to shape and influence mental health and well-being national policy.
Find out more about becoming a member and the membership benefits involved.
March 2015: COT Specialist Section - Mental Health Annual Conference
Date: 19th and 20th March 2015
Recovering Ordinary Lives survey
Following a review of "Recovering ordinary lives: the strategy for occupational therapy in mental health services 2007 to 2017", the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and its Specialist Section- Mental Health wish to map research capacity in mental health to promote research partnerships.
This survey seeks to address this aim and is for occupational therapists and occupational therapy students who work or study in the UK and who have completed any primary or secondary research in mental health or have an interest in this area.
Mental Health Clinical Forums
Clinical Forums of COT Specialist Section - Mental Health facilitate debate, networking, innovation and news in a specific domain of practice. Clinical Forums have annual national study days that influence practice and support the Specialist Section. These study days also support CPD activity and the development of OT in mental health. Outcomes of the study day form part of the Specialist Section annual report.
Find out more about the Special interest Group for Eating Disorders and the Forensic Forum, which is concerned with those who have a history or risk of offending.
We currently have an active Regional Subgroup for Scotland, with groups for England, Northern Ireland and Wales in development.