Our Services

Occupational Therapy

Who we can help: Individuals, Carers, Organisations, Medical Officers

Occupational Therapists work with people to help them to participate in the activities of everyday life that are meaningful and important to them; activities that they may want, need or be obligated to do. We work with individuals, carers and support teams to identify factors contributing to areas of difficulty and to identify strategies to support optimal recovery and participation.

Sometimes working out the direction and approach can be straight forward, sometimes it takes more problem solving and creative thinking and that’s ok! Every person’s journey is unique. Our most popular occupational therapy services are listed below. Please contact us if you aren’t sure what you need or to talk about other options that may better suit your circumstances.

Activities of daily living assessment

Assessment of an individual’s current abilities to complete their daily activities in the home and/or community setting.
This assessment identifies barriers to successful participation and strategies to overcome or compensate for them.

Support needs assessment

A comprehensive whole of life assessment detailing an individual’s current functional abilities and support needs.
This assessment is designed to provide detailed and practical recommendations on what supports an individual needs to live safely and satisfactorily in their community. This service is recommended to assist in design and establishment of systems of support for individuals with complex needs.

Reasons for referral for this service may include accommodation transition planning, opinion on options for models of support in a private home or supported accommodation facility, or review of an existing support program.

Living skills and rehabilitation programs

Individually tailored living skills programs designed to optimise an individual’s independence, participation and satisfaction with daily life activities, roles and routines.

Living skills programs are suitable for those recovering from illness or injury as well as those with more long term disability wanting or needing to learn new skills or adapt to new circumstances.

Recovery and discovery programs

Individual program packages with a focus on whole of life participation and skills development.

Recovery and Discovery programs are developed to meet the needs of people who may have experienced long term disruption to their daily life routines and activities, and those who may also struggle with motivation, or have difficulty identifying their goals for recovery.

Psychology

Who we can help: Individuals, Carers, Organisations, Medical Officers

Practicing psychologists have the professional training and clinical skills to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. Some people may talk to a psychologist because they want assistance with a condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health, where as others may have short-term problems they want help navigating. Psychologists use a variety of evidence-based treatments to work with individuals to improve their lives. Most commonly, they use therapy (often referred to as psychotherapy or talk therapy). There are many different styles of therapy, but the psychologist will choose the type that best addresses the person’s problem and best fits the individuals characteristics and preferences.

For some conditions, therapy and medication are a treatment combination that works best. For people who benefit from medication, psychologists work with primary care physicians, and psychiatrists on their overall treatment.

Practicing psychologists are also trained to administer and interpret a number of tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. These tests may evaluate intellectual skills, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, personality characteristics and neuropsychological functioning.

Forensic interventions

Assessment
Provision of expert opinion and court reports on forensic psychological matters including;

  • Assessments of psychological injury
  • Court diversion (Section 32 NSW Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990)
  • General risk assessments and options for treatment related to offending behaviour
  • Mental Health Review Tribunal settings

Clinical Interventions

  • Short and long-term therapeutic interventions for adult individuals and couples. Some areas of focus may include anxiety, social anxiety, generalised worry and depression with the aim of assisting individuals to reduce their distress and improve their mood.
  • Cognitive and psychological assessments

Treatment
Short and medium-term treatment for forensic matters including:

  • Violence and anger management
  • Substance abuse
  • Personality issues contributing to offending behaviour
Case Management

Who we can help: Individuals, Carers, Organisations

Clinical case management services provide coordination and a central point of contact for individuals with multiple and complex support requirements. Case management works with the individual and their supports to keep the overall direction of supports, treatments and services on track towards identified goals.

Case management services are available for people with:

  • Self-managed funding
  • CTP Insurance claims
  • Workers Compensation claims
  • Private clients including those under guardianship orders
  • Lifetime care and support
Behaviour Support & Consultation Services

Who we can help: Carers, Organisations

Functional Behaviour Support – Assessment & Plan

Behaviour support can be helpful when an individual has developed behaviours of concern that persist and cause disruption to their ability to do the things they want and need to be able to do in daily life. Ultimately, the aim of a behaviour support plan is to create positive change for the individual, and those supporting them.

Reasons for a Behaviour Support Assessment & Plan referral include:

  • An individual or those supporting them are struggling to cope with some situations due to the individual’s behaviour – this may mean the individual has withdrawn from usual activities, has been excluded or is at risk of being excluded from daily activities or break down of accommodation or support networks.
  • An individual has developed new behaviour(s) that are impacting on their daily living or supports
  • An individual is going through a life change or transition such as changing accommodation, changing support networks or bereavement and there has been an escalation in behaviours of concern

Comprehensive functional behavioural assessment includes information gathering with the individual, their support networks and health providers in order to identify individual strengths and areas of need. Observational assessment and spending time with the individual is an important part of the assessment process and may be completed over several sessions or settings, dependent on the needs identified.

The Behaviour Support Assessment & Plan includes a comprehensive behaviour support plan and implementation meeting with key stakeholders. Additional team based training can be provided on request.

For teams requiring more intense support to implement recommendations, an Intensive Behaviour Support Program package may be appropriate.

Clinical Supervision, Mentoring & Training Packages

Individualised models of supervision, mentoring and training designed to support behaviour plan implementation are available on request.

Intensive Behaviour Support Program

The intensive behaviour support program works closely with the individual, their support networks and health professionals to create positive change and improve quality of life. The program is designed to be a time limited package, focused on supporting implementation of behaviour support recommendations and capacity building of treating health professionals and support networks.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Completed behaviour support assessment
  • Adult aged 18 years+
  • Residing in Sydney NSW

Individual must have an active case manager, coordinator or identified clinical leader within their support team who will be responsible for ongoing implementation and monitoring.

Legal Consultation

Who we can help: Legal

Occupational Therapy

All assessment and consultation services include a combination of standardised assessment and structured observation of actual function.

Areas of expertise include adults with mental health conditions, brain injury, developmental disability with complex clinical presentations where diagnosis is either ambiguous or disputed.

  • Activities of daily living assessment
  • Support needs assessment
  • Second opinion consultation

Psychology

Provision of expert opinion and court reports can be provided on forensic psychological matters including:

  • Assessments of psychological injury
  • Court diversion (Section 32 NSW Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990)
  • General risk assessments and options for treatment related to offending behaviour.
  • Mental Health Review Tribunal settings.
Clinical Supervision for Individuals & Teams

Who we can help: Organisations

Supervision is available for individual clinicians, groups and teams. This includes occupational therapists, psychologists, psychology registrars and mental health clinicians.

Contact us for further details and to discuss models available.

Education & Training Packages

Who we can help: Organisations

A range of education and training modules are available that aim to build the capacity of clinicians and support staff to work with individuals who have complex clinical presentations that impact on function.

Please contact us for further information or to discuss a training need for your organisation.