Arts in Health

Established in August 2008, our Arts in Health program delivers a range of activities throughout the hospital across art forms such as: Visual Arts and Digital Media, Music and Performing Arts, Public Arts and Integrated Design, Literature and the Therapeutic Arts (Play Therapy, Art Therapy and Music Therapy).

From providing pencils and colouring books in waiting areas, to running Gallery spaces and art displays across the Hospital, to collaborating with Hospital School on book week activities and working closely with the Play Therapy Team, our Arts in Health program delivers smiles and fun throughout the Hospital.

There have always been strong synergies between art and health in relation to understanding the affect that the environment can have on a person or in the case of your Hospital, a child receiving treatment and their families, including their siblings. So bringing the two together, with the purpose of improving health and wellbeing, makes sense.

By treating the whole child, instead of just their symptoms of illness or injury, our Foundation helps children and families achieve better health outcomes. Through art, play and music, we help them alleviate anxiety, provide psychological support and offer creative outlets for self-expression.

Below is a list of our Arts in Health activities:

  • Play Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Literature Projects
  • Music program
  • Public Art
  • Gallery and Exhibition Program
  • Artist Residencies

About the program

Our Foundation funds projects to give children and their families access to unparalleled care with access to the best facilities, the most advanced technology and the most comprehensive support programs that anticipate their every need.

Through Arts in Health we work with your Hospital on providing programs that encourage healing through happiness by creating a hospital environment that looks better and makes the hospital experience feel better for patients and their families. Some of our current Arts in Health programs include:

Your gift of $5 could assist in delivering our Play Therapist sessions to enrich children’s days whilst in hospital.

Your gift of $10 could provide necessary equipment for babies in neonatal intensive care.

Your monthly donation of $20 could assist in delivering our play therapy sessions, bringing smiles and reducing anxiety during a child’s stay in hospital.

Your gift of $25 could assist in delivering our Play Therapist sessions to enrich children’s days whilst in hospital.

Your monthly donation of $30 could provide necessary equipment for babies in neonatal intensive care.

Your monthly donation of $50 could help to invest in the latest medical research, helping to find cures and invest in our future.

Your gift of $50 could provide necessary equipment for babies in neonatal intensive care.

Your gift of $75 could help to further fund CAR-T research to assist in finding cures for childhood cancer.

Your gift of $39 could assist in delivering our Play Therapist sessions to enrich children's days while in hospital ($468 Annual Amount).

Your gift of $49 could help purchase at-home equipment for children recovering at home, meaning more time with their family ($588 Annual Amount).

Your gift of $69 could provide necessary equipment for babies in neonatal intensive care ($828 Annual Amount).

Your gift of $99 could help to further fund CAR-T research to assist in finding cures for childhood cancer ($1,188 Annual Amount).

Your gift of $20 fills families like Dimi’s with hope and confidence when they need it most.

Your gift of $30 helps to deliver outstanding care to children like Dimi and their families.

Your gift of $50 could fund vital hospital equipment, services and research providing children like Dimi the best chance at recovery.

You’re donating $0. Every dollar makes a difference to helping your hospital and supporting children like Dimi and their families when they need it most.

Your gift of $1,000 will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

Your gift of $2,500 will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

Your gift of $5,000 will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Your gift will help support the build of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Beach House project.

Your donation will contribute to ensuring the WCH Foundation can fund families’ stays well into the future making the Beach House a sanctuary for years to come.

Your generous support will help us search for a cure for Paediatric Cancer.

Your donation of $25 will help fund family stays now and well into the future, ensuring the Beach House is a sanctuary for years to come.

Your donation of $50 will help fund family stays now and well into the future, ensuring the Beach House is a sanctuary for years to come.

Your donation of $75 will help fund family stays now and well into the future, ensuring the Beach House is a sanctuary for years to come.

Your gift of $25 could assist in delivering our Play Therapist sessions to create an interactive and bright environment making patients feel more at home.

Your gift of $50 helps to deliver outstanding care to children giving them the best chance to get home sooner.

Your gift of $75 funds vital research providing children the best chance at recovery.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Every dollar makes a difference to helping your Hospital and supporting children and their families when they need it most.

Your donation of $0 (minimum of $5) will help fund family stays now and well into the future, ensuring the Beach House is a sanctuary for years to come.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Every dollar makes a difference to helping your hospital and supporting children and their families when they need it most.

You’re donating $0 a month. Every dollar makes a difference to helping your hospital and supporting children and their families when they need it most.

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