Mental Health Occupational Therapy Service

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Aims & Objectives:

The Occupational Therapy Service offers needs led therapeutic interventions to adults and older people with mental health problems to facilitate recovery and enable people to maintain and develop skills in the areas of self care, vocation and leisure.

Occupational Therapists work with mental health service users, their relatives and carers and network with a wide range of statutory and voluntary services to deliver a comprehensive rehabilitation service promoting service user empowerment, recovery, enablement and social inclusion.


Mental Health Occupational Therapy Services are integral to:

  • Acute Inpatient Services
  • Inpatient and community based rehabilitation services
  • Crisis Recovery Unit
  • Community Mental Health Services (CMHTs)
  • Neuropsychiatry Services
  • Forensic Services
  • HMP Cardiff
  • Substance Misuse Services
  • Mental Health Services for Older People
  • Services for people with Young Onset dementia


Referrals are accepted from clinical staff within secondary services and in Community Mental Health Teams from primary and secondary care sources through the team's established referral process.


Julia McHugh (Head Occupational Therapist – Cardiff and Vale Services)

Whitchurch Hospital, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 7XB

Tel: 029 2033 6527

Last Updated: August 2015
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