We promote health and wellbeing by facilitating participation in occupations that provide a rhythm and purpose in life.
In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life.
Occupations can be grouped into three broad categories:
- Leisure: for relaxation, play and enjoyment (e.g. craft, reading, sport, travel)
- Self-care: to remain active and independent in everyday lives (e.g. showering, cooking)
- Productivity: derive meaning through contributions (e.g. schoolwork, parenting, volunteering, employment)
To learn more about occupational therapy, watch this video by Occupational Therapy Australia.