Knowledge development for support workers: mental health

Treating patients who have a mental health condition

This guide has been written by specialist mental health physiotherapists to support colleagues working in non-mental health specific roles.

The majority of people with a mental health condition will access mainstream physiotherapy and some may need reasonable adjustments. In almost all cases a mental health condition will not affect your ability to treat in a department.

This leaflet sets out some points to consider and signposts to useful resources. It will help you treat people holistically, as well as know when to refer to a specialist.

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Chartered Physiotherapists in Mental Health network

This professional network aims to raise awareness of the role of physiotherapy in mental health and support physiotherapists in all specialities to be confident when working with people who have mental health challenges

New members are welcome and encouraged to contribute to the group's support network.

Join the network