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What is World Occupational Therapy Day?

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The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the international voice of the occupational therapy profession which globally comprises of 101 national occupational therapy professional organisations. World Occupational Therapy Day is the opportunity to heighten the visibility of the profession’s development work and to promote the activities of WFOT locally, nationally, and internationally.

When is it? Annually on October 27th

The aim is that the WFOT World Occupational Therapy Day will be integrated with other national celebrations and promotions of the mission and goals of occupational therapy. Many countries hold occupational therapy week or month in October. If this does not fit with your country or time frame then individual events can be scheduled to suit any local time frames. This will help to increase the awareness of occupational therapists and society of the truly global impact of occupational therapy.

Promoting and Celebrating World Occupational Therapy Day 2019 – Information and Resources

There are many ways to promote and celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day 2019. The theme for this year is “Improving World Health and Wellbeing”

The WFOT is providing a range of resources that you can utilise to help promote the event. Many of these items have been designed exclusively for World Occupational Therapy Day 2019 and they can be downloaded from Resources > World OT Day. These resources include:

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