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Artist in Residence Program
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We’re creating positive memories for children and their families

The Artist in Residence Program. Through the generosity of our donors, we were able to fund educational materials and therapeutic experiences for patients and their families. Through creative workshops, cooking classes, respite programs, play areas and outdoor spaces, we fund happiness for the children we support. A hospital can be a daunting environment for children

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The Healing Nature of Play

“We cannot thank Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation enough for the ongoing support in the area of play. All the research shows that it has enormous impact on the physical and mental well-being of children.” – Emma Davidson, Director of Allied Health Services  “My brother spends a lot of time in hospital. He’s nearly died a

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Chaplaincy Program

Based in the Multi-faith Centre, the Chaplaincy program recognises that hospitals can be places of great confrontation. Families are often faced with a crisis situation that is unexpected and they don’t know where to turn. The pastoral care that the Chaplaincy program delivers is available to staff, patients and their families. Chaplains provide companionship, rituals

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Artist in Residence

Being in hospital can be a frightening time for many children and their families. Frequent and long-term patients regularly experience the boredom and frustration that comes with being bound to the hospital. In order to alleviate this and make a child and family’s visit to hospital as positive as possible, the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Music Therapy

After a terrifying tiger snake bite and an initial admission at Bunbury Hospital, three and a half year old Anika was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital in September 2015. As a result of the bite, Anika developed two conditions: extreme rhabdomyolysis which is the breakdown of muscle cells, and a depletion

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Gardening for Mental Health

Numerous articles have been written on the benefits of Horticultural Therapy for people with mental health issues. As well as being calming, the process of working with plants has been proven to help in the development of personal and social skills, while also creating a sense of achievement. Thanks to your support, the team at

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Regional Assistance Program

Families living outside of the Perth metropolitan area whose child is a hospital inpatient often face large out of pocket expenses such as travel and accommodation costs that can add up to thousands of dollars. Such financial pressure adds significantly to the stress families are already feeling. The PMH Foundation Regional Assistance Fund is a

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