Occupational Therapy Week

Posted on Fri, 30/10/2020

Occupational Therapy (OT) Week is the 2nd to the 8th November. The campaign this year is #ChooseOT, the campaign aims to inspire people from all backgrounds to choose OT as a career. The theme is securing the future workforce and increasing diversity within the profession.

Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
The Children’s Occupational Therapy Team have got involved with this campaign by highlighting why they love Occupational Therapy. For health professionals and many other NHS workers it has been a challenging year and the team wanted to reflect and remind ourselves why we love doing what we do.

“I love being an OT as it enables me to be creative, constantly think outside the box, learn new skills and most importantly think about the whole person. I love being a children’s OT as I find children inspiring and it’s a pleasure to contribute to their development and encourage their independence.”

“I love being an OT because I am passionate about helping others and supporting them to achieve their goals. Everyone's goals are different, so every day is different. I enjoy working with children of all ages, promoting their independence and supporting them to engage in activities of daily living.”

“I love being an OT because the work is so varied and diverse, yet so personal to a person's journey and impacts their daily life in a positive way.”

Why I love being an OT “I'm so happy with my career choice to be an Occupational Therapist, making a difference, being creative and being able to carry out a holistic assessment is a great job. I am passionate about empowering and instilling confidence for families and individuals to carry out meaningful occupations. Making a difference to fundamental areas of children's and families lives by enabling them to carry out activities that previously where a challenge or they had been unable to do, improving their occupational performance and quality of life.”

I love OT because...…. “I love working with children and their families to find out what is most important to them and supporting them to make small changes, which can have a big impact on their lives. I love the problem-solving nature of the role and working as part of a team which I learn from every day.”

‘I love being an Occupational Therapist because there is an art to making a genuine and meaningful difference that fits with the child’s hopes and needs and those of their family and wider support structure. Helping people find solutions so they can engage and participate in their lives is a collaborative, dynamic and creative process which offers constant opportunities to learn, reflect and grow’.

Further information regarding this campaign and Occupational Therapy as a career, can be found by visiting the Royal College of Occupational Therapy website: https://www.rcot.co.uk/.

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