There are various allied health professional (AHP) groups working within Southern Health. They work in both physical health, mental health and learning disability services, in the hospital environment, clinics, people's homes, and alongside other professionals such as nurses, GPs, hospital doctors and social workers. All our AHP’s take students.
Allied health professionals have particular skills and expertise to help people overcome illness and disabilities or have special needs and need help with day to day living.
There are 14 professional bodies considered AHP’s, many of them work within SHFT. The 14 include
- Art Therapists
- Drama therapists
- Music therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Operating Department Practitioners
- Prosthetists and Orthotists
- Speech and language therapists