Calendar of Upcoming Themes

While you can post on anything you wish, this calendar of themes coincides with awareness weeks in Australia and identified priorities for content. You may use this as a guide, or feel free to submit a post on any topic relevant to mental health occupational therapy.

As you can see there’s no mental health awareness day in January – so any suggestions?


Month Awareness Week Practice Issue
January   Sensory Modulation
February National Eating Disorders Week Group Work
March Bipolar Awareness Day Assessments
April Depression Awareness Week

Patient Experience Week

Youth Mental Health
May Schizophrenia Awareness Week Vocational participation
June PTSD Awareness Month

Mens Health Week

July Sleep Awareness Week


Families and Carers
August OCD Week

Homelessness Prevention Week

Substance Use Disorders
September Dementia Awareness Month

RU OK Day?

Suicide and Self Harm
October Borderline Personality Disorder Week Interventions
November Anxiety Awareness Week

PND Awareness Week

Workplace health for OTs
December International Day of Persons with Disabilities


Lived experience workforce