Samantha Mayer

BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
BABICM Registered Case Manager



Areas Covered:

North West


Brain Injury
Neurological Diseases
Palliative Care
Behavioural & Learning Difficulty


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  • Bsc Hons 2:1 Occupational Therapy 2009
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapy and a member of the Specialist Section - Independent Practice


Sam has 14 years of experience in practice as an Occupational Therapist working within the NHS across a number of clinical areas including acute rehabilitation settings and also within community rehabilitation roles. Sam initially began working as an Occupational Therapist within a rotational post, she spent time working on an acute mental health ward, orthopaedic wards, medical wards, surgical (amputee) ward and then neurological rehab. She then moved into a senior role in Neuro surgery, Neurology and Critical Care. Sam’s career progressed further into Neuropsychiatry within the community and also providing outreach support to an in-patient neuro-behavioural unit.  

Sam began working as an independent Occupational Therapist in 2017 working alongside her NHS roles. Sam has made a natural progression and has recently begun to work as a case manager alongside her independent Occupational Therapy work.  

Sam can provide case management for the following clients:

  • Traumatic and acquired brain injuries (Paediatric and Adult): those including walking wounded, complex mental health needs and cognitive deficits, post-concussion syndrome and those in low awareness states and complex physical health needs
  • Neuropsychiatry and other mental health difficulties
  • Neurological disorders
  • Stroke
  • Palliative care
  • Learning disabilities (Young Adult and Older Adult)
  • Orthopaedic injuries (Adult and Paediatric)
  • Amputees (Paediatric and Adult)

Additionally, Sam also undertakes:

  • Complex cognitive assessments
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Fatigue assessments and education and management
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Community rehabilitation
  • Support and training for support workers
  • Specialist equipment assessment and provision
  • Close working/effective rapport building with all parties involved, including the client, family, independent and statutory bodies, and support workers to ensure a co-ordinated and proactive positive outcome for the client.
  • Sourcing of independent therapy and care providers to meet the client’s needs.

Sam’s clinical expertise is working with adults with neurological deficits, neuropsychiatry, neuro-behavioural and mental health difficulties. Sam has a special interest in neuropsychiatry, and she is aware of the importance and value of community rehabilitation and social integration for clients whom have sustained injuries.

Sam has a wealth of experience working in community neuro-rehab and neuropsychiatry working with clients with traumatic and acquired brain injuries, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, psychosis, early onset dementias and other complex cognitive disorders affecting independence and functioning.  

Sam is passionate about supporting her clients and has a breadth of experience of working within rehabilitation teams working with many other disciplines. Sam has clear awareness of other discipline’s roles and the importance of an MDT approach enabling her clients to reach their rehab goals successfully. She has supported clients to identify suitable support workers and implement bespoke support packages that support the client’s rehabilitation goals alongside the MDT teams. Sam regularly completes risk assessments, providing clear care plans that are communicated effectively.

Sam has experience of leading teams, providing support and supervision and managed therapy plans on a budget. She maintains her clinical knowledge and skills by practicing as an independent Occupational Therapist and regularly completes CPD activities including clinical supervision, mandatory training, study days and research relevant to her client group and client deficits.

Sam is a passionate practitioner and clinician who builds therapeutic rapport with clients effectively with an empathetic, non-judgmental, and warm approach.


Sam spends her spare time with her partner and children. She enjoys running to keep fit but also to create balance in life. Sam strives to achieve occupational balance in her life by participating in a variety of roles, routines and occupations that are important to her.

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