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Occupational therapy ‐ its contribution to social inclusion and recovery

Hilary Dowling (Condition Management Programme, North of Tyne)
Ailsa Hutchinson (Adult Social Care)

A Life in the Day

ISSN: 1366-6282

Article publication date: 1 August 2008



Occupational therapy is a crucial part of the recovery agenda and social inclusion for people who experience mental ill health. Occupational therapists strive to support individuals to realise their potential by enabling them to participate in and contribute to society. Increasing someone's confidence by involvement with voluntary groups, work or training helps recovery. The importance and potential contribution of occupational therapy can be misunderstood or overlooked.



Dowling, H. and Hutchinson, A. (2008), "Occupational therapy ‐ its contribution to social inclusion and recovery", A Life in the Day, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 11-14.



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