Peter O’Hare

Head Occupational Therapist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust


Peter O’Hare is Head Occupational Therapist at Bethlem Royal Hospital, where he has worked for 30 years. He has also trained in Horticultural therapy and Dance & Movement therapy. His interests lie in increasing access to creative and activity-based treatments for mental well-being and enhancing the healing environment. He was instrumental in establishing the Bethlem Gallery and the horticultural therapy programme at Bethlem Hospital, which includes nature trails, orchard restoration and forest therapy. The hospital has won the most innovative site and the overall national award for sustainable healthcare in the NHS Forest awards.

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