OT Week 2015
26 - 30 October 2015
OTNZ-WNA has developed a range of resources to support you in making Occupational Therapy Week a success.
Collect your OT Week resource pack
OT Week resource packs are available from the OTNZ-WNA office. Email email@example.com to have a pack sent to you. These packs include our OT Superhero button badges! Get in contact with the office for a free badge for every member of your team.
Social media badge
Attach the superhero badge to your Facebook profile and promote occupational therapy to your social media networks. By wearing this badge you'll let your friends and family know that what you do as an occupational therapist, no one else can do!
Click here to download: http://www.picbadges.com/t/k2XHwf2P
Be sure to check out our OT Week Toolkit. This toolkit has been developed to equip you to reach out to both your colleagues and the general public. From creating an eye catching display to giving a memorable presentation, this toolkit has all you need to lift the profile of occupational therapy in your sphere of influence!
Download the PDF below, or read the toolkit online http://issuu.com/otnz-wna/docs/ot_week_toolkit_2015
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Click here to read how Andrew Parkin, Angela Whittaker and Donelle Dewar are lifting the profile of occupational therapy.
OT Week Toolkit (pdf, 2 MB)
#YourLocalSuperHero social media card (pdf, 589 KB)
Print out these cards and leave them in places all over your city (e.g. on the bus, in a library, on a noticeboard). By searching this hashtag, the public will find a number of social media post profiling occupational therapists in New Zealand.
Promotional poster - male (pdf, 6.9 MB)
Promotional poster - female (pdf, 7.6 MB)
'Punching above their weight': the weight of occupational therapists (pdf, 621 KB)
Article by David Brindle. The Guardian, UK, 27 January 2015
Presentation 1: Smart GP's use OT's (pdf, 1.6 MB)
Speaker: Fran Smith, Ergo OT LTD.
Audience: GP's in Wellington, New Zealand
Topic: "Occupational Therapy in Primary Health Care: Smart GP's use OT's"
Note: This presentation includes concepts drawn from ReDO. Presenters must have completed the training prior in order to use the terminology or reference the programme.
Presentation 2: Informal discussion (pdf, 372 KB)
Speaker: Gisborne occupational therapists. Presentation initiated by Sarah Stevens.
Audience: Caregiving students
Topic: Informal discussion
Superhero Placemat (pdf, 143 KB)
Click here to download the Word version of the superhero placemat. This version is more easily edited. Simply replace the 'IMAGE HERE' graphic with photos of your team members.
OT Week bunting template (pdf, 558 KB)
UPDATED OT Week Wordsearch (pdf, 315 KB)
This is the updated version of the OT Week Wordsearch. Please note: former versions contained an error.