OT Week 2019

OT Week 2019: 21-27 October 

Occupational Therapy Australia invites you to celebrate OT Week 2019 as we reflect on and promote the value of occupational therapy. A number of OT Week events are taking place across the country, so please browse our OT Week event listings below to find an event near you.

Out in the community, we often receive the question “What is occupational therapy?”, and so this year we’re shining a spotlight on how OTs work to support people of all abilities to engage in activities they find meaningful. Through the theme of #ThisIsOT, together we will form a visual dictionary of OT in action in our communities—be sure to tag your photos with #ThisIsOT for the chance to be highlighted!

How You Celebrated #ThisIsOT

2019 has been our biggest OT Week yet as we have come together to celebrate and promote the valuable work of OTs in our communities (as clinicians, academics, researchers, managers and further abroad!).

Through the hashtag of #ThisIsOT, people have shared stories from their OT journey, learnings to offer, team photos, information on their practice area, and why they love OT! Together, we’ve created a visual dictionary of OT in action—browse the posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Below we’ve collated photos from #OTWeek2019 events across the country. Thank you to everyone who has helped shine a spotlight on how OTs work to support people of all abilities to engage in activities they find meaningful.

Samantha Hunter, OTA CEO, presenting at the WA Annual Divisional Meeting

National OT on a Mental Health Walk at Albert Park

Eddie Ripard at the OTA breakfast event in Canberra

Kathryn Denton receiving the FIVEaa and Community Living Australia Healthcare Hero Award for 2019 (Allied Health)

Victorian OTs on a tour of Kevin Heinze Grow: Gardening for Recreation, Occupation and Wellbeing

'Ben the Bandit' presenting at the OT Week Celebration event at South West Health, Warrnambool

Thirty OTs from Albury/Wodonga came together to celebrate OT Week

42 OTs attended the annual Bundaberg OT Breakfast, held annually to celebrate OT Week

 

OT Week Resources

To help our members to spread the word about OT Week and the value of occupational therapy, a number of resources have been professionally designed. Simply click on each image to access the high resolution version.

What Is OT Video

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Let us know about your OT Week activities!

Will you be holding an event or engaging in an activity to help educate consumers and celebrate the profession? We would love to hear of any OT Week event that you are hosting so that we can add it to our event register and promote it amongst the association.

Please send a summary of your event name, location, date, time and registration details to: info@otaus.com.au

We are also eager to see (and share!) how you celebrated OT Week 2019. Please connect with your peers, take plenty of photos, and share your images with info@otaus.com.au for the chance to have your photos published in the December 2019 edition of Connections. Submissions close 31 October, so it’s time to get snapping!

OT Week Events

With a number of OT Week events taking place across the country, please browse the listings below to discover an event near you!

Event

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OT Week Celebration 2019 - ACT EQ Cafe, Deakin ACT 21 Oct 7am Register here
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Sensory Gardens in Melbourne Doncaster, VIC 21 Oct 10am Register here
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Yoga in Perth West Perth, WA 21 Oct 6pm Register here
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Albury Albury, NSW 22 Oct 7am Register here
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Darwin Darwin, NT 22 Oct 7:15am Register here
SympOTium Breakfast - Townsville Hospital and Health Services Townsville, QLD 22 Oct 7.30am More information
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Warrnambool Warrnambool, VIC 22 Oct 12pm Register here
WA Annual Divisional Meeting Perth, WA 22 Oct 5:30pm Register here
OT at Guide Dogs Morning Tea Bald Hills, QLD 23 Oct 9.45am More information
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Adelaide Adelaide, SA 23 Oct 6pm Register here
OT Week Celebration 2019 - South Tasmania Hobart, TAS 23 Oct 6:30pm Register here
Putting the SELF in Self-Reg  Charlestown, NSW 23 Oct 6.30pm More information
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Sydney Sydney, NSW 24 Oct 5pm Register here
OT Week Celebration 2019 - North West Tasmania Launceston, TAS 24 Oct 6:30pm Register here
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Brisbane Coorparoo, QLD 24 Oct 7:30am Register here
What is OT Afternoon Tea Boronia, VIC 24 Oct   More information
28th National Conference Highlights Newcastle, NSW 24 Oct 3.30pm More information
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Bendigo Bendigo, VIC 25 Oct 7am Register here
Afford Inclusive Flash Mob Surfers Paradise, QLD 25 Oct 11am More information
Tashacare OT Week Celebration BBQ Northcote, VIC 25 Oct 12pm More information
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Alice Springs Alice Springs, NT 25 Oct 5pm Register here
SWOTPDG OT Week Awards & Barefoot Bowling Eaton, WA 25 Oct 5pm More information
OTs in Margaret River Margaret River, WA 25 Oct 5pm More information
OT Week Celebration Dinner - Rural SA Port Augusta, SA 25 Oct 5.30pm More information
OT Week Celebration 2019 - Yoga in Melbourne Abbotsford Convent, VIC 26 Oct 10am Register here

 

 

 

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