Mental Health

Forum to examine the vital role of occupational therapists in the delivery of mental health care
Forum to examine the vital role of occupational therapists i...

10 Nov 2020 | More than 250 people are expected to attend Occupational Therapy Australia’s (OTA) Mental Health Forum, to be con...

My Story: Autism and Mental Health—Accessing Clinical Services
My Story: Autism and Mental Health—Accessing Clinical Servic...

20 Aug 2020 | I am an autistic author and advocate. I want to highlight what has been helpful to me and what has not worked so ...

OTs welcome additional resources for Victoria’s mental health system
OTs welcome additional resources for Victoria’s mental healt...

10 Aug 2020 | The system will receive nearly $60 million in additional funding for much needed supports at a time when the COVI...

Now Open: Nominate an OT for the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize
Now Open: Nominate an OT for the 2020 Australian Mental Heal...

17 Jun 2020 | The Australian Mental Health Prize celebrates Australians who make outstanding contributions to the promotion of ...

Update from the Mental Health Forum Committee
Update from the Mental Health Forum Committee

9 Jun 2020 | When the organising committee of the 2020 OT Mental Health Forum chose the theme ‘Connect to Create Change’ in 20...

Life as an OT During COVID-19: How to be a receiver (and not just a giver) of care
Life as an OT During COVID-19: How to be a receiver (and not...

30 Mar 2020 | There are so many people in our communities who need our support (particularly at the moment), that it’s easy to ...

OT Reflections on the March 2020 Mental Health Australia Policy Forum
OT Reflections on the March 2020 Mental Health Australia Pol...

24 Mar 2020 | A need for strong leadership and advocacy during a concerning time of social isolation exacerbated by national an...

Mental Health Australia Policy Forum—Reflections from an Occupational Therapist
Mental Health Australia Policy Forum—Reflections from an Occ...

9 Feb 2020 | Thanks to OTA, I had the opportunity to represent our profession in a multi-disciplinary roundtable which conside...

Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy
Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

7 Feb 2020 | On 22 January a group of clinicians and OTA staff met with the National Mental Health Commission to discuss the d...