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Celebrate National Occupational Therapy week with the University of Sunderland. Occupational Therapy Week is a national awareness raising campaign dedicated to celebrating the life changing power of occupational therapy. 

The week is ran in association with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and the aim is to share what Occupational Therapy is all about and why it’s important.

Every year the week has a different theme to spotlight different areas within the occupation. The 2023 theme is ‘Occupation Matters’ which will cover what occupational therapy is and why it matters.

The reasoning behind this theme is the Royal College of Occupational Therapists have heard that practicing Occupational Therapists often feel their profession is misunderstood and they spend time explaining what occupation is and why it's important. That's why this year week is going to be about what occupation is and why it matters.

The University of Sunderland’s session will be ran by Chris McKenna Senior Lecturer and Bryony Cooper Lecture/Clinical Link. The session will allow participants the opportunity to see how occupation can make a difference in the lives of ordinary people. Using examples from popular culture we will explore the extraordinary power of occupation and the impact this can have on personal growth and independence. Participants will be able to share their ideas and work with others to develop a strategy for change.