Arts in Health

Creating Greater Good through Arts in Health

Throughout 2020 the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation is celebrating 10 years of Arts in Health!

Launched on January 28 2010, our Arts in Health program has created a vibrant and bright hospital environment that helps to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, their families and staff at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Through art, play and music, we encourage curiosity and creativity to reduce the anxiety and distress of being in 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.

From providing pencils and colouring books in waiting areas, managing gallery spaces and artist workshops, collaborating with Hospital School to read books to children and working closely with the Play Therapy team, the Arts in Health program delivers smiles and fun throughout the Hospital.

Our Arts in Health program includes:

  • Funding the Play Therapy program across the Hospital
  • Presenting the Gallery & Exhibition program across five gallery spaces in the Hospital
  • Delivering Artist Residencies and arts workshops for patients
  • Literature projects that promote the benefits of reading for children and babies
  • Music performances to enhance wellbeing
  • Providing Animal Assisted Therapy for our young patients undergoing rehabilitation
Banner celebrating 10 years of Arts in Health.

WCH Play Therapists in front of the banner recognising 10 years of Arts in Health.

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. 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 will help provide the greatest care for the tiniest babies and their families.

Your gift of $50 will help provide the greatest care for the tiniest babies and their families.

Your gift of $75 will help provide the greatest care for the tiniest babies and their families.

You’re donating $0. Your donation will help provide the greatest care for the tiniest babies and their families.

Your donation of $0 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. 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.

Monthly thank you

Once off thank you

x

Stay up to date

Subscribe to our free newsletter and keep up to date with all the latest news and events from the WCH Foundation.

Subscribe