Occupational Therapy Week OT's working with client

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has launched its new ‘Small Change, Big Impact’ campaign, championing how the small changes occupational therapists make can have a big impact on the people they support.

Taking place from the 4th to the 10th of November, Occupational Therapy Week 2019 is a national awareness week run by RCOT to promote the value of occupational therapists and the fantastic work that they do across the UK.

With the campaign also being this year’s theme, 2019’s Occupational Therapy Week will highlight and showcase the important impact of occupational therapy and RCOT members on the lives of service users and the communities they live in.

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Across the UK, RCOT members will take to the College’s website over the awareness week to reflect on their practice and share their stories about how a small change they implemented made a big difference to someone’s life.

Members will also be holding events; organising talks with colleagues, the public or their local community and schools; as well as engaging with local media, to raise awareness about the importance of occupational therapy.

“Every day across the UK, occupational therapists change lives for the better. Occupational Therapy Week 2019 is a fantastic time to celebrate this,” said Julia Scott, Chief Executive for RCOT.

“The Royal College knows very well how hard our members work and the extent of the difference they make and we want everyone else to know too. I am encouraging everyone to be loud and proud and get involved in the campaign. Share your support for occupational therapists by using the hashtag #OTWeek2019 and sharing your Small Change, Big Impact stories.”

Emphasising that the Occupational Therapy week is not just aimed at RCOT members, the Royal College is also encouraging anyone who works with or is supported by OTs to also join in with promoting and endorsing occupational therapy.

Those wishing to show their support can use the hashtag #OTWeek2019 and share their ‘Small Change, Big Impact’ stories on social media.

“Sometimes it’s just a small change that’s needed to make a positive difference to someone’s life,” continued Julia.

“We want to hear from members up and down the country about the changes they’re making and the impact they’re achieving. We are asking occupational therapists to share stories with us at the Occupational Therapy Week 2019 page on our website. By collecting as many stories as possible, we can better demonstrate the vital importance of occupational therapy on people’s lives and society.”

Representing over 33,000 OTs across the UK, RCOT is the professional body for occupational therapy, supporting occupational therapists who provide life-changing support to people managing illness, injuries and a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.

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