The concept of psychological war wounds was new at the time, and doctors scrambled to find effective treatments for their charges. Major Arthur Hurst pioneered a regimen for sufferers of shellshock at Netley Hospital that boasted a 90 percent success rate. A major aspect of his treatment was occupational therapy, and his charges worked on a farm, wrote for a magazine, and made baskets.
This video demonstrates successful treatment of one private suffering from shellshock. Near the end, you can see him teaching basket-weaving to other recovering soldiers.