Chris Breckon

Case Manager

Occupational Therapist

Chris has over 35 years of extensive experience in specialist occupational therapy in neurological rehabilitation. With a wealth of experience working with adults in a wide range of mental health and neurorehabilitation settings, with a special focus on Neurorehabilitation. Some of her notable experiences from: Regional Eating Disorder Service at NTW, Specialist Occupational Therapist in the Mental Health Crisis Team/Partial and Manager of Mental Health services.

Areas Covered

✓    Berwickshire
✓    Northumberland
✓    Dumfries
✓    Cumbria
✓    Tyne and Wear
✓    Durham
✓    North Yorkshire
✓    West Yorkshire
✓    Roxburgh Ettrick and

Key Roles

Liaising with the MDT inc. Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social workers, Teachers, Psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists.

Setting appropriate goals and treatment planning consider motor and life skills, personal and domestic care, sensory needs and mental health etc.

Completing assessments in patient’s homes, identify areas of need, discussing and setting realistic goals with patients and the best course of intervention, implementation and evaluation.

Issuing appropriate equipment for discharge

Completing assessments with patients on the ward who have acute medical and chronic conditions, at times complex and multiple diagnosis to consider.

Attending and contributing to meetings for patient’s e.g. MDT, Community Support Teams etc.


As specialist OT in neurological rehabilitation


Fatigue and Life Management

Education and Supervision of Support Teams

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Complex neurological and physical assessment, treatment and evaluation

Community access and routine building

Adaptive use of Systemic Family Therapy Interventions

Neurological Conditions with co-morbid Mental Health Issues

Vocational Rehabilitation

Anxiety Management


HCPC Health Professions Council

Royal College of Occupational Therapy

BABICM Registered


2024 - Ongoing
Specialist Occupational Therapist: Rehabilitate Therapy Ltd
2013 - 2017
Specialist Occupational Therapist, Neurological Rehabilitation
2004 - 2013
Regional Eating Disorder Service (NTW)
1997 - 2004
Specialist Occupational Therapist Mental Health Crisis Team