Mental Health

Mental health and occupational therapy have been inextricably linked in the profession’s grassroots approach to holistic care. OTs are involved in every aspect of mental health intervention ranging from hospital-based inpatient and outpatient care to community-based publicly and privately funded client care. The acquisition of the controlled act of psychotherapy for occupational therapy was successful but has yet to be proclaimed as a law.

Practice Resources


Current Issues

WSIB Benefit Entitlement for Work-Related Chronic Mental Stress
OSOT continues to monitor and be actively involved in both the advocacy and translation of issues which involve the practice of OT. 
  • Ontario’s Mental Health and Addiction Strategy (pdf)