'Occupation' is the word we use for the everyday activities we all do that are important or have meaning to us. For children, occupation involves play, education and self-care, like eating or dressing. Occupational therapy is the support we offer to help our children and young people be able to carry out these activities.
Our aim is to enable children and young people with sensory, motor, social/emotional or mental health difficulties to participate in everyday activities, enhance independence and improve quality of life.
Conditions we treat
We treat children and young people that experience mental health problems, chronic illness, disability and other problems affecting physical functions and/or social and psychological wellbeing. Some of the conditions we treat are:
- Severe and persistent mental health difficulties
- Acute or chronic conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Musculoskeletal and development disorders
- Inflammatory conditions
- Burns and scar management
Location and facilities
The department is located on the ground floor of Parsons House at the Children’s Hospital. We have an outpatient department located opposite the Emergency Department. This includes:
- Large gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment
- Variety of treatment rooms (splint room, plaster room, baby room) with specialised equipment, for example parallel bars, ceiling track hoist, portable stairs
- Rehabilitation equipment, specialist seating, sensory equipment
Contact details and opening times
Service reception: 0121 333 9480
The service operates Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm, however after school appointments and late clinics are available.
Access to the service is by referral only from a healthcare professional and all referrals are screened for appropriateness.
Please note, we are not open on weekends or bank holidays
Parkview Clinic: 0121 333 6946
Therapy Services outpatient information video
Watch our video to find out everything you need to know about your outpatient visit to our Therapy Services.