Realising Potential: An Action Plan for Allied Health Professionals in Mental Health

Realising Potential: An Action Plan for Allied Health Professionals in Mental Health

Appendix 3 Web links to AHP mental health resources

The following web links provide more detailed information on the professions.

Arts therapies

The British Association of Art Therapists

The Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

The British Association of Dramatherapists

The Association of Professional Music Therapists

The Scottish Arts Therapies Forum


British Dietetic Association

British Dietetic Association Fact Sheets

Diet and depression

Food and mood

Autistic spectrum disorder and diet

British Dietetic Association Mental Health Group

MUST Nutritional Assessment Tool

Occupational therapy

College of Occupational Therapy

Recovering Ordinary Lives (the main mental health document for occupational therapists)

Standards for Occupational Therapy Clinical Practice


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Recovering Mind and Body (Framework for the Role of Physiotherapy in Mental Health)

Moving in Mind (the Role of Physiotherapy in Mental Health in Scotland) (in print and available summer 2010)

Speech and language therapy

RCSLT Position Paper on Mental Health Will be published soon (date not yet announced) and will be accessible from

SIG Mental Health (Scotland)

RCSLT Clinical Guidelines including sections on mental health and dysphagia

RCSLT Dementia Position Paper

Dysphagia Negative Health Consequences Risk Assessment Tool

RCSLT Adult Support and Protection Communication Toolkit

" My hopes for the future now are getting my lifeguard qualification, teaching qualifications and anything that will enhance my chance of gaining employment - getting volunteering opportunities, working in sports centres ... just anything sports-related. "

Service user

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