What is recovery through activity?
Recovery through activity is a programme to provide a forum for you to reflect on your occupational lives and the impact on your general health.
It promotes discussion and the practise of lifestyle choices that can better your occupational and health needs.
Participation in the recovery through activity group will:
- Give you a greater understanding of how participation in meaningful activity can influence your health.
- Increase your awareness of occupational roles and routine.
- Help you to make positive changes to your routine.
- Provide you with the opportunity to explore a variety of activities.
- Help improve your confidence in social situations.
Examples of some of the ways in which the activities you may experience within the group could contribute to your recovery.
- Sharing – Cooking and eating together, developing skills and leading a healthier lifestyle.
- Discovery – Creating identity, building friendships and socialising with others.
- Opportunity – Improving fitness, valuing activity, and increasing mobility.
- Purpose – Learning new skills and exploring opportunities.
- Meaning – Sharing ideas, expressing yourself and discovering identity.
Who can take part in the group?
If you are currently using our services, you may be able to join the group. This will be following assessment of your needs and abilities in relation to occupation and activity by an occupational therapist.
How do I find out more or enrol in the group?
If you’re interested, please discuss with your care coordinator/lead professional.
Quotes from service users involved in the co-production of this group
Through group intervention we feel a sense of togetherness and belonging by doing activities and sharing ideas.
By trying activities and overcoming barriers we feel a greater sense of personal self-worth, confidence, knowledge and have learnt new skills.
By working as a group, we were able to try out different social environments and feel safe and secure whilst exploring individual meaning and purpose.
Through the use of hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of our own health.
A quote from Mary Reilly, one of the pioneers of occupational therapy, which highlights that by “doing” what we need to, have, and love to do, we can improve our lives.
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