Professional Mentorship Programme


The SAOT Mentorship programme first started in 2019, with the goals of: 

  • Sharing of collective wisdom and knowledge across sectors
    • Seeks to link experienced occupational therapists from various areas of practice with younger occupational therapists in Singapore. 
  • Supporting members’ growth and development
    • Mentors and Mentees are matched according to their mentoring needs.


Benefits for Mentees

  • Develop your professional direction 
  • Develop a sense of professional connection/belonging 
  • Get practical help and support for personal growth
  • Develop reflective thinking and practice skills


Benefits for Mentors

  • Personal and professional satisfaction from actively supporting in the professional and personal development of a colleague
  • Opportunities for interactive professional development
  • May energise your own passion in the profession
  • Keeping in touch with emerging professionals 


Mentor-mentee matches are typically made based on the mentoring needs. Formal mentorship will last for 1 year and will be supported by SAOT.



Occupational therapists who must be SAOT members and fully registered with the Singapore Allied Health Professional Council. 



Occupational therapists with a minimum of 10  years experience working as an OT in Singapore and a strong interest in supporting younger occupational therapists within the profession. 

Application Process

Open call for the professional mentorship programme is currently done on an annual basis. Members can look out for emailers from SAOT on the open call for mentees and mentors.

Interested to sign up for our membership?