What is World OT Day?
World Occupational Therapy Day is an annual celebration of occupational therapy, designed to promote the profession and honour its amazing practitioners.
Surprisingly, many Australians aren’t aware what occupational therapy is, or how it enables so many different people to lead rich, fulfilling lives.
On World OT Day, it’s our job – and yours – to spread the good word. Make OTs more visible by visiting WFOT and finding out how to promote occupational therapy in your local and online communities.
How can I contribute?
You can help promote and celebrate World OT Day in lots of different ways. Hashtag a post on social media with #worldOTday, distribute the WFOT promotional materials, or help someone who needs it by signing up for the OT Global Day of Service – how you contribute is up to you.
When is World OT Day?
World OT Day falls on the same date every year: 27 October. Many occupational therapy organisations also schedule occupational therapy months or weeks for around the same time.
In Australia, OT Week 2020 was held from 26 October to 1 November, with a theme of ‘Resilience: Supporting our communities to rebuild, recover, and reengage’. You can find out when OT Week will be held in 2021 by visiting Occupational Therapy Australia’s website.
OT Week 2020
See how Australia’s occupational therapists celebrated OT Week 2020.