Children in hospital can experience isolation, anxiety and trauma. We believe that creativity can help them during this difficult time in their lives and support them to feel better.
Our Apollo project takes place within hospitals and uses the arts to increase the wellbeing of children who are undergoing healthcare and mental health treatments on children’s wards. Our collaborative approach encourages learning, friendship and ownership for children during their hospital stay.
1 in 4 children are admitted to hospital before the age of 14
Up to 80% of children admitted to hospital with chronic illness experience anxiety from hospitalisation alone
1 in 5 children are rejected mental health treatment
Participatory arts activities help to alleviate anxiety, depression and stress.
We work with experienced and compassionate artists to create imaginative projects which transform healthcare settings into joyful and welcoming spaces. Our multidisciplinary background enables our artists to respond to young people with empathy and playfulness, encouraging the freedom of creative expression.
We collaborate with healthcare teams and hospital teaching services to provide a holistic approach to creativity which is accessible and inclusive of children’s needs. Our projects create a ripple of positivity throughout the lives of our participants, impacting the families, carers and friends of the children we meet.
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If you would like us to create a bespoke programme for your hospital setting, please get in touch:
This work has been generously funded by Children in Need and the National Lottery Awards for All.