Media Releases

Occupational therapists welcome new investment in mental health services for fire affected communities
Occupational therapists welcome new investment in mental hea...

13 Jan 2020 | OTA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of significant new investment in mental health support fo...

Occupational therapists reject ill-informed comments around eating disorders
Occupational therapists reject ill-informed comments around ...

31 Oct 2019 | Occupational therapists have refuted ill-informed comments around the clinical support of those experiencing seve...

OT Week 2019 to raise awareness of the great work being done by  occupational therapists
OT Week 2019 to raise awareness of the great work being done...

15 Oct 2019 | A spotlight will next week be shone on the great work done by Australia’s 21,000 occupational therapists.

Veterans’ PTSD and occupational therapy
Veterans’ PTSD and occupational therapy

12 Jul 2019 | Mr Nathan Kerr, a veteran and doctoral student at the University of Newcastle, told delegates that as the rates o...

Enhancing self-care after acquired brain injury
Enhancing self-care after acquired brain injury

12 Jul 2019 | Ms Laura De Lacy, an occupational therapist at Melbourne’s Alfred Health, said that people with ABI commonly expe...

Using technologies to promote meaningful engagement for people with dementia
Using technologies to promote meaningful engagement for peop...

12 Jul 2019 | Ms Imojean Best, an occupational therapist who completed her honours project last year at the University of Sydne...

Occupational therapy and the fight against human trafficking, slavery and exploitation
Occupational therapy and the fight against human trafficking...

12 Jul 2019 | Mrs Emma George, a registered occupational therapist with postgraduate qualifications in public health, told dele...

Six new Fellows inducted into the Occupational Therapy Australia Research Academy
Six new Fellows inducted into the Occupational Therapy Austr...

11 Jul 2019 | The Academy was established both to recognise outstanding scholarship in the occupational therapy profession and ...

Promoting physical activity and better health among Aboriginal children
Promoting physical activity and better health among Aborigin...

11 Jul 2019 | Sydney based occupational therapist, Ms Sarah Liew told delegates low physical activity participation is present ...