Imagine, a baby not able to leave the hospital for an entire year?

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Your donation will support the Music and Child life Therapy Programs at Monash Children's Hospital to help make a child's care experience easier and more comfortable.

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Clayton VIC 3168
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Monash Children's Hospital Appeal

You can give the gift of a smile and so much more!

Konrad was born at Monash Health with his bowel outside his body.  He is now five years old, and in his young life, he has already undergone more than ten surgeries and his heart has stopped many times.

Konrad stayed at Monash Children's Hospital for an entire year and was helped by several therapists, including Music and Child Life Therapists. Konrad's mum Shannyn said: "I cannot begin to describe just how valuable these therapies were to us and so many others like us."

Music therapy was instrumental in stimulating Konrad and helping him to develop normally.  Child Life Therapy distracted him while having regular unpleasant procedures.  

Konrad is a brave and resilient child today, thanks, in large part, to the Music and Child Life Therapy programs at Monash Children's Hospital. 

The Music Therapy and Child Life Therapy at Monash Children’s Hospital supports patients and families throughout their hospital admission and health journey.

Music helps children adjust to their diagnosis and the hospital environment through familiar song, instrument playing and song writing, while play distracts a child from invasive procedures and supports their understanding of what is happening around them.

Using developmentally appropriate strategies and supports, they help reduce the anxieties that a child and their family may have, while building their confidence and resilience during their hospital admission and for when they go home.

Your gift today can help so many children.

“I believe that the greatest impact Music Therapy has is how it can positively shift a child’s hospital experience. It gives me great joy to be part of a team that helps make a difference in a child’s treatment journey – assisting to normalise the hospital environment and provide support with difficult procedures. I also love how some of these children and their families continue to use music as a coping strategy once they’re out in the community”. 

- Priscilla, Registered Music Therapist at Monash Children's Hospital

This tax time we are asking you to help make a meaningful difference to the lives of our young patients.

Being in hospital is a challenging time for any child… 

Please support our Music and Child Life Therapy to help make a child’s care experience easier and more comfortable.