Diversional therapy is a client centred practice and recognises that leisure and recreational experiences are the right of all individuals.
Diversional therapy practitioners work with people of all ages and abilities to design and facilitate leisure and recreation programmes. Activities are designed to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals.
The Diversional Therapist provides opportunities where individuals may choose to participate in leisure and recreation activities which promote self-esteem and personal fulfilment. The Diversional Therapist facilitates individual client choice, decision making and participation when developing and managing recreational programmes.
What Do Diversional Therapists Do?
Diversional Therapist work with clients of all ages in a range of health, community and leisure settings, including:
Rehabilitation & hospital units
Day and Respite services
Aged Care Residential Facilities
Outdoor Recreation and Camps
Ethnic Specific Services
Palliative Care Units and Outreach Programmes
Mental Health Services
Our Diversional Therapist can work with individuals, organisations, or community groups to develop and support you to implement the following:
Group Programmes and Activities
Health Promotion Activities
Programmes for people living in residential care, nursing homes and hostels or retirement villages
Programmes and activities for people living with mental illness
Programmes for people with disabilities
Programmes for carers focusing on stress management and self-care
Programmes for people with a terminal illness and their carers
Our Diversional Therapist will assess your individual or group needs and develop a tailor-made leisure and health action plan in consultation with you. You may then wish to engage our Diversional Therapist to provide advice, support and staff training to help implement your programme.
Who do I see?
Penny Antonopoulos is our Diversional Therapist and member of Diversional Therapy Australia.