Mental Health Occupational Therapists

Specialist support that focuses on how mental health may be affecting a person’s daily life. Mental Health Occupational Therapists explores with a person what they need and want to be able to do themselves, taking into account all aspects of their life. They identify and break down the barriers to achieving this. The support helps with anxiety and mood management, regulating emotions, developing motivation and interest levels, re-engaging in hobbies and important roles within life.

Professionals in the role are highly trained and they work with other healthcare professionals so they can also signpost to other services and support. 

You can be referred by your healthcare professional if you are registered at a GP surgery within the areas we provide this service. Please use our contact page if you want to ask PICS about the role.


For residents of South and Mid Nottinghamshire registered to a GP surgery in:

Broxtowe, Mansfield South, Hucknall and Carlton. 


We’re fully integrated with primary, community and secondary care services, offering a streamlined experience and consistently high standards of care.

Our holistic approach and integration with other healthcare professionals offer patients the right care in the right place and at the right time.


People are supported to engage more fully in everyday life. 

Enables people to be more independent and feel more in control of daily life. 

Information for healthcare professionals

PICS currently employs Mental Health Occupational Therapists in the following Primary Care Networks: Nottingham West, Byron, Synergy and Rosewood. 

Desiree Gillespi is the Clinical Lead for the Occupational Health team, offering supervision and support to achieve NHS Roadmap accreditation.