created by Royal College of Occupational Therapists published on 30 October 2019

Occupational Therapy Week 2019 takes place from 4 to 10 November and is a national awareness week run by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) to promote the value of occupational therapists and the fantastic work that they do across the UK.  To celebrate Occupational Therapy Week, members of RCOT will be holding events and activities across the UK. 

The following events are taking place in Hartlepool during Occupational Therapy Week 

Monday 4th November

Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool

Level 2 foyer at the top of the stairs 

11am - 1pm 

Tuesday 5th November 

Community Hub Central, York Road, Hartlepool

11am - 1pm 

Wednesday 6th November 

Over 55's Lunch Group 

Cafe One 77, York Road, Hartlepool 

From 11:30am

Thursday 7th November 

Coffee Morning 

Hartfields Atrium 

From 11am, followed by a craft group 

Friday 8th November 

Lunch Club 

Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool 

From 11am

An Occupational Therapist will be in attendance at each of the events if you require further information. 

Other ways people can get involved in the week and show their support is by using the hastag #OTWeek2019 and #SmallChangeBigImpact and sharing on social media their stories of when occupational therapists have made a positive difference to their lives. 

Julia Scott, CEO, Royal College of Occupational Therapists said: 

"Every day, across the UK occupational therapists change lives for the better.  Occupational Therapy Week 2019 is a fantastic time to celebrate this.  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 using the hashtag #OTWeek2019."


The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for occupational therapy representing over 33,000 occupational therapists across the UK.  Occupational therapists provide life changing support to people managing illness, injuries and a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.  Uniquely, they enable people to carry out daily activities ('occupations') which are essential for health and happiness.  This vital care helps people recover and build new skills to enjoy a full and independent life. 

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