Jacintha Bell is a senior occupational therapist, graduating with a BSc (Occupational Therapy) from Curtin University, WA in 2001.
She has over 15 years of experience as an OT in mental health. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, community mental health services, pain clinics, within her own private practice and on a phone based triage and crisis line covering a rural area of Western Australia.
Jacintha has a passion for working with people who experience chronic conditions, helping them achieve their goals, develop new skills and overcome any barriers they may face in order to live the life they want.
Jacintha is registered with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia. She is a member of Occupational Therapy Australia, the World Federation of Occupational Therapy and the Australian Pain Society.
Jacintha often provides professional development in the areas of mental health and chronic pain to other health professionals and has tutored at both undergraduate and postgraduate level within the School of Occupational Therapy at Curtin University.
In 2014, Jacintha started her own private practice, LifeWorks Occupational Therapy, in Perth, Western Australia. Her practice offers mental health based occupational therapy services. This includes focussed psychological strategies provided under Medicare’s Better Access to Mental Health Care. As many of the clients referred to LifeWorks are living in rural and sometimes remote areas of Western Australia, Jacintha provides telephone and Skype based appointments.