According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. 1 in 5 Canadians are diagnosed with mental illness each year. And mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend, or colleague.
Occupational therapy assists in the development of everyday living skills needed to live with mental illness. These include achieving a balance of taking care of oneself, being productive, contributing to the community, and maintaining social and leisure activity.
Quality of life can be achieved when mental illness is present.
Our occupational therapists apply a cognitive behavioural therapy approach to mental health. We also collaborate with others involved in your care, including psychologists, counsellors, doctors, and other professionals. We seek appropriate community and social support. Group and individual therapy are available, depending on your needs.