Play Therapy

Since 2011, our Arts in Health program has worked with your Hospital to provide funding and resources to build the Play Therapy service. The role of Play Therapy is to minimise the anxiety, stress and trauma associated with coming to hospital. Our Foundation supports the team of Play Therapists to play, distract and entertain young patients.

Each child is nurtured and supported as an individual with unique needs, personality, individual preferences, cultural values and capabilities.

“Medical evidence shows that some distraction and play therapy can speed up recovery rates and also decrease sensitivity to pain. It is also one of the few times that the hospital kids get to make their own decisions. Patients get told what time to wake up, when and what to eat, what time for medication and on and on – play is the time that THEY get to choose what they want to do and take charge.” Jill Newman, Arts in Health Manager, WCH Foundation.

Play Therapy can assist healing and rehabilitation, and allow children to participate in familiar activities that they would normally engage in at home, kindy or school.

Ask any Play Therapist and they will say – ‘Our core business is SMILES!’

Ask any patient and they will say that they just LOVE hanging out with the Play Therapists.

Help us to raise funds so that we can continue to support the Play Therapy team at your Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

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 gift of $20 could help to further fund CAR-T research to assist in finding cures for childhood cancer.

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

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 $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 generous support will help make the Beach House project at Encounter Lakes, Victor Harbor, a reality.

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

Your support of $20 will provide families like Hannah’s with access to exceptional care, treatment and services.

Your contribution of $30 will help your Hospital to continue to deliver first class care and services to children like Hannah and their families.

Your donation of $50 will help to fund vital hospital equipment, services and research that helps children like Hannah to have the best chance at recovery.

Your support of $25 will provide families like Hannah’s with access to exceptional care, treatment and services.

Your contribution of $50 will help your Hospital to continue to deliver first class care and services to children like Hannah and their families.

Your donation of $75 will help to fund vital hospital equipment, services and research that helps children like Hannah to have the best chance at recovery.

You’re donating $0 (minimum of $5). Your support will make the difference to physical and occupational therapy programs that get children like Hannah home sooner.

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.

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