The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation has teamed up with children’s hospitals across Australia on a unified mission – #CuringHomesickness.
Every day there are hundreds of thousands of children in hospitals around the country.
With the support of the community, we are raising vital funds to get kids in hospital home sooner or for those that cannot go home, help make them feel more at home during their treatment.
Why we need your help to cure homesickness
Australian children and young people account for almost one million hospital admissions each year and 50% of these kids suffer from moderate to severe levels of homesickness.
Severe homesickness in children can lead to social and behavioural problems, symptoms of depression and anxiety, coping issues, and feelings of helplessness.
In children with severe homesickness, symptoms get worse the longer they are away from home. Being at home is the cure for homesickness.
How you can help to cure homesickness
With your support, we can continue to fund critical medical equipment and research so children have access to the very best medical care, giving them the best chance of getting home sooner. While in the Hospital, our Arts in Health program and upgrades create an interactive and bright environment making patients feel more at home.
Purchase a jar of ‘Mum’s Sause’ from your local Coles Supermarket
- Buy a bottle of limited edition Mum’s Sause from your local Coles Supermarket and 50c from every sale will support Curing Homesickness.
Purchase a limited edition Assembly Label ‘Homesick’ t-shirt
Artist G Flip wearing the exclusive and limited edition range of ‘Homesick’ t-shirts for men, women and children by Assembly Label. T-shirts are available in-store and online, with all proceeds going towards Curing Homesickness.