Empower Healthcare now delivers Mental Health Occupational Therapy Services


Our NDIS Mental Health Occupational Therapists empower people to rediscover their courage and initiative

Occupational therapists specialising in mental health draw on a range of psychological and occupational therapy strategies to help people understand and cope with their daily function.

Our Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Tertia will be helping people with severe and complex mental health conditions, from Schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder, to Bipolar mood disorder and substance misuse.

She can also assist people who are struggling with adverse life circumstances, such as grief and adjustment, emotions and stress.

Tertia is passionate in helping people thrive, grow and recover to lead a meaningful life.

Tertia Van Antwerpen

Tertia Van Antwerpen is our Mental Health Occupational Therapist. Tertia will be utilising her extensive expertise in supporting people with disabilities related to mental health across Australia, providing individual, in-person and telehealth services for clients. She brings a passion for her work and a deep understanding of her field to Empower’s Occupational Therapy team, as we continue our mission to change lives and deliver innovative healthcare services.

Tertia has 30 years’ experience as an OT with a special interest in Mental Healthcare across all ages. Having trained in South Africa, Tertia went on to work in hospital Paediatric, Adolescent and Adult mental health units before emigrating to Australia in 2010. She started her professional career in Australia at Hornsby Hospital in the Mental Health ICU, working with people that experienced severe mental illness. In 2012 Tertia moved on to the role of Rehabilitation Coordinator for Macquarie Hospital where she was responsible for the redesign of group rehabilitation programs, rolling out evidence-based practice programs and initiating new services for people living with mental health difficulties.

Tertia Van Antwerpen, Mental Health Occupational Therapist

“What I love most about working as a mental health occupational therapist is to empower people to rediscover their own courage and initiative in creating and directing their own destiny.”


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