Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy: Volume 51 Issue 1 , Open Access


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Nurturing mental health and well-being using ordinary farms

Deirdre Deegan, Emma Fingleton, Joseph James McEvoy, Kate Quigley

This practice piece aims to review an occupational therapy led pilot programme – social farming as an intervention option in an adult community mental health setting in Ireland…


Tackling social exclusion through engagement in football: findings from the “Kickstart 2 Recovery” programme

Amy Maria Tuite, Clodagh Nolan, Jenny Johnston, Maurice Dillon

This study aims to determine whether engagement in a football programme can positively impact the recovery journey of the mental health service users involved from the perspective…

Students with emotional and behavioural difficulties in Irish post-primary schools: a role for occupational therapy

Shóna O’Donnell, Aishling O’Reilly, Katie Robinson, Eimer Ní Riain, Judith Pettigrew

Higher levels of participation in school are linked to greater academic performance, better health and well-being and positive long-term outcomes for young people. Evidence shows…