OT Week resources for OTs

About OT Week

OT Week is run each year on the week commencing on the third Sunday in October. In 2016 it will be held from Sunday 16 October until Saturday 22 October, inclusive.

OT Week helps promote the many ways the occupational therapy can help people at all stages of life to reach their potential.

OT Week 2016

OT Week 2016


In 2016, OT Week will be staged from Sunday 16 October through to Saturday 22 October. The theme this year is Reach your pOTential.

This year Occupational Therapy Australia is using OT Week as an opportunity to help increase understanding of occupational therapy among the broader community. As such, OT Week messaging has been developed to reach consumers who may not have had contact with the occupational therapy profession before. Messaging uses the concepts of "Because of occupational therapy I can..." and "Reach your pOTential".

To help our members to spread the word about occupational therapy and OT Week, the below OT Week promotional materials are available for download. We encourage Association members, health service providers, and community groups to download these and display them during the month of October 2016.

Hardcopy collateral

Digital collateral

Promotional merchandise (available for purchase)

A range of promotional merchandise is available for purchase from our online store. Items for sale include:

  • Awareness (lapel) ribbons
  • Wrist bands
  • Balloons
  • Pens
  • Magnets
  • Stress balls
  • Mint cards
  • Notepads
  • Tape measures.

To see the full range of items available for purchase, click here. And remember that Association members are eligible for discounted prices, so log in to the website before making your purchase.

Let us know about your OT Week activities!

Will you be doing something out-of-the-ordinary to help educate consumers about the different ways occupational therapy can help? Do you have something special planned to celebrate OT Week?

Then we'd love to hear about it!

Ideally, we'd really love to share your story with our members through our different member publications (eNews and Connections magazine). Brief stories (no longer than 200 words) and photos can be submitted for publication by email.

We hope to hear from you soon after OT Week!

OT Week 2016