The hospital environment can prove to be highly stressful, particularly for children under the age of 18. Dealing with illness, undergoing treatments, and experiencing hospitalisation can be exceptionally arduous for young patients and their families. 

In response to these challenges, the RED NOSES Healthcare Programme was designed to provide personalised emotional support through the art of clowning to children undergoing medical treatment in various healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics.

Our professionally trained clown artists working in healthcare environments focus on fostering human connections with patients and their support networks to access positive emotions and activate creativity through the power of humour.

By working together with patients, our artists can encourage improved emotional health and wellbeing to have a positive impact on patients’ lives and contribute to their overall recovery.

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RED NOSES clown artists adopt a range of artistic formats to promote wellbeing in healthcare settings. These include personalised bedside visits during clown rounds, circus workshops co-created with patients, and intensive support before and after invasive medical procedures.

The Healthcare Programme further extends its support to healthcare personnel through Professional Humour Seminars. By participating in these seminars, healthcare personnel gain valuable knowledge and playful experiences that enhance their emotional wellbeing, as well as a new set of skills that enable them to infuse humour and play into their professional practices.