Thank you for ordering your Activity Pack and helping us to celebrate 10 years of Arts in Health in the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Your free pack should arrive to you within the next 14 days. We hope you and the young people in your life have a wonderful time working through the puzzles, games and activities.

This year the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation is celebrating 10 years of Arts in Health at your Hospital. Funded by donations from the community, Arts in Health plays an incredibly important role in the recovery and wellbeing of sick children and their families,

A big part of the Arts in Health program is to give children access to play – through the funding of Play Therapists within the Hospital. These amazing health professionals work closely with young patients and their families to minimise their anxiety, stress and trauma associated with being unwell and in hospital.

Many parents who have had a seriously ill child, have described the program as a critical service to their child’s mental wellbeing and recovery while in Hospital.

This includes parents like Monique, whose brave daughter Maddie has spent more than 415 days in Hospital, after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at just two years old.

Please watch Maddie’s story and see the incredible role that Play Therapists play in the lives of sick children at your Hospital – after all, for children, play is how they make sense of the world, it’s how they grow and develop, it is everything.

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