Join the Occupational Therapy Thunderclap Campaign

Make a noise about occupational therapy on 13 July to promote awareness of occupational therapy in social care

Published on 21st June 2017

Occupational therapists are being urged to join a campaign to highlight the value of occupational therapy in social care.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists is set to launch a report on 13 July which will highlight how deploying occupational therapists in social care helps people to live, not just exist.

The Royal College is now urging occupational therapists to get behind their Thunderclap campaign to raise awareness of the benefits that OTs can bring to improving the social care system.

Thunderclap is a website that allows a group of people to sign up to Tweet or send a Facebook message all at exactly the same time, on the same day to give a message or campaign maximum exposure and impact.

You can get involved to raise the profile of OTs. All you need to do is agree to support the campaign, and then the website will send the message at the agreed time for you.

The result is similar to an online flash mob to promote the value of occupational therapists in improving the social care system. 

To add your support to the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, go to the Thunderclap website and choose ‘Support with Twitter or ‘Support with Facebook’ – or choose both! Then add your name to the Thunderclap and on July 13, everyone who has signed up will automatically post on Facebook or Twitter supporting the RCOT's call for a social care system that helps people to #LiveNotExist with a link to the campaign website.

There is more information here.


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