Occupation for Mental Health and Social Inclusion

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Abstract:

Social inclusion and occupational science sit well together and there is a strong case for occupational therapists to take more of a lead with socially inclusive practice. The implications and challenges for occupational therapy roles in mental health services are explored and inclusive practice is discussed in the light of policy that is designed to broaden professional roles. It is argued that if occupational therapists in mental health are going to meet the social inclusion agenda with an occupational focus, they need a political and social awareness in their work with service users and mental health teams.

Keywords: MENTAL HEALTH; OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE; SOCIAL INCLUSION

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: May 1, 2008

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy

    Submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjot

    The 2013 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 0.897.

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