OT Week 2020
Given the recent onset of droughts, bushfires, and the global pandemic, in 2020 our OT Week theme is: Resilience: Supporting our communities to rebuild, recover, and reengage. This year the event not only shines a spotlight on the value of occupational therapy in our communities, but also serves as a call to arms to support those hardest hit.
In supporting people to participate in activities they find meaningful, occupational therapists are vital in helping our communities through disaster recovery. As disaster survivors reengage in disrupted occupations (such as daily routines, activities and employment), they can better cope with stress and be supported through their recovery.
In 2020 we are hosting an interactive online event on 27 October. The event will feature a selection of thought leaders to discuss and promote resilience in our communities. The panel will be broadcast throughout the day, followed by breakout networking sessions where attendees can connect and discuss the concepts explored amongst each other and with prominent occupational therapists. More details will be released in the coming weeks.
In support of the resilience theme, we have professionally designed a poster which can be downloaded here. We encourage members to display the poster in offices, waiting rooms, classrooms and more to help promote the positive impact of occupational therapy in our communities.
How You Can Get Involved
- Share the OT Week 2020 graphics online or across social media
- Hang the OT Week poster in your office (either at home or at work)
- Browse our range of exclusive OT Week 2020 merchandise
- Join us online at the official OT Week 2020 breakfast event on 27 October (more details released mid-August)
- Holding a local OT Week event?
- Email us with your event details to be included on the OTA website: email@example.com
- Start conversations with your communities about occupational therapy and fostering resilience through recent challenges
- Join the conversation on social media
- Share updates and photos and tag them with #ThisIsOT and #OTWeek2020
- After your local event, send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our OT Week 2020 wrap-up
OT Week 2020 Resources