Posted on: 8 July 2022

Katherine Sims, CNWL’s Head Occupational Therapist of Mental Health in Hillingdon, has co-authored a chapter within the textbook: Creek’s Occupational Therapy and Mental Health.

Now in it’s sixth edition, Katherine has contributed to the chapter ‘The Acute Setting’, which analyses how services are changing in response to the growth of community mental health services. It also discusses the importance of building a rapport and working with groups and individuals to prevent relapse, promote recovery and social inclusion.

Katherine says: 

“It was an honour to be asked to contribute and support the training and knowledge of occupational therapists in the area of acute mental health.

"Our profession has an important role to play in this specialist area. We support people often when they are at their most vulnerable and distressed to recover, build confidence, regain skills and return home safely. Occupational therapists play such a vital role in supporting people’s recovery from mental or physical health trauma and they do it with such compassion.”