COT SS - Mental Health

We advocate a holistic approach towards clients with mental health problems

Mental Health
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.


The COT Specialist Section - Mental Health Conference 2017

Mental Health Occupational Therapists - Adding Value

14th and 15th September 2017 at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham


NICE Quality Standard - Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults - Implications for occupational therapists

February 2015 saw the launch of this new Quality Standard which has been endorsed by COT. The quality statements cover a wide range of topics including supported employment programmes, healthy eating and physical activity, carer support groups, family interventions and CBT for psychosis.


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.


Regional subgroups 


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Recovering Ordinary Lives: COT wants your views about Impact, Progress and Next steps

Fri, 14/10/2016 - 00:00
Due to feedback from members, COT would like to produce an Interim Report about member’s views of the impact, progress and next steps for Recovering Ordinary Lives; the strategy for occupational therapy in mental health services 2007-2017. To collect views we are reconvening the steering group for a meeting in September, will hold four free networks events, one in each of the four countries for COT members to attend and will use email networks including those of the Specialist Sections. ... Read more

OT AMHPs face ‘catalogue of prejudice and misunderstanding’, says COT

Tue, 30/04/2013 - 12:02
Occupational therapists who wish to be approved mental... Read more

New mental health SPEaR topic page

Fri, 12/04/2013 - 15:10
January and February 2013 has seen the release of a new... Read more

Contribute to our HCPC consultation response on AMHP programmes in England

Thu, 24/01/2013 - 16:25
The HCPC has recently taken over the statutory... Read more

New COT guideline on the use of occupation in secure settings published

Tue, 27/11/2012 - 16:19
New guidelines published today by the College of... Read more
  • Thursday 14th September 2017 - Friday 15th September 2017