Occupational Therapy Services


Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational Therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2012).


What are occupations?

Occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2016).




The service follows the below eligibility criteria:​

  • Individuals with a disability;
  • Individuals between the age of 16 and 60 years;
  • Individuals receiving specialised occupational therapy services, MAY benefit from occupational therapy at Aġenzija Sapport. In such situations, liaison with the active occupational therapist will occur to ensure continuation;
  • Individuals with a predominant condition requiring rehabilitative, acute or mental health intervention will NOT be eligible for occupational therapy from Aġenzija Sapport to prevent duplication of services;
  • Individuals and/or main caregivers need to be knowledgeable of the referral, motivated and be able to identify functional goals within community settings.
  • Individuals who have difficulties in participating in daily occupations, that they wish or need to do, may benefit from the Occupational Therapy service. This may include any activity that is meaningful for the individual, such as taking care of oneself or others, taking care of one’s household, accessing transportation, doing a leisure activity or socialising.


Referrals and Assessments

The intake team receives and processes all intake requests by prospective services, families, and other professionals who ask for any service within the Agency. All intakes are meticulously assessed by the Intake professionals, who will identify which service/s the individual can benefit from dependent on the needs, interests and wishes of the individual.


Following this assessment, the team will liaise accordingly with the professionals from the departments of the services identified and carry out follow-up action plans.


Referrals to Occupational Therapy Services can be put forward by the persons with disability, family members or professionals. Those interested in using this service may fill in the application form and submit it by email or post:


Email: alliedhealth.sapport@gov.mt


Address: Occupational Therapy, Aġenzija Sapport, Patri Ġwann Azzopardi Street, Santa Venera SVR 1614


Click this link to download the Occupational Therapy service referral form.

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