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Improving the quality and experience of healthcare through the arts

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Our Impact

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The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Creative Health is a leader in the provision of best-practice art therapy, music therapy, diversional therapy, exhibition programs and other initiatives to improve health and wellbeing.

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How We Help

We’re proud to offer creative programs, therapy services and an ever changing range of exhibitions within and outside our hospital spaces to benefit patients and their families.

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Our Programs

Our programs include a performance program, public art program, and our expanding exhibition program.

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Therapy Services

Art and music therapy as well as diversional therapy and our group art sessions are provided across South Australian hospitals for people in need.

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We create healing environments in dedicated galleries at many of the major South Australian hospitals, exhibiting the work of incredible local artists.

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Treasured memories to hold close

Comfort in the form of a cuddly bear provides bereaved families a chance to reminisce about their loved ones.

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Get Involved

As a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group, we receive no government funding and rely on the generosity of the South Australian community who support us – find out how you can join us.

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What’s On

The Hospital Research Foundation Group – Creative Health delivers a range of exhibitions and special projects to further highlight the healing role of art in a healthcare setting.

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Latest News

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Spreading joy through music therapy

Music therapist Dr Patsy Tan teamed up with one of her patients, Lucy, for a special performance at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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How art helped change Sean’s life

Two years ago, Sean Halfpenny gave art therapy a go after he decided he needed to prioritise his mental health. Now the Australian Army veteran says it has changed his life.

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Fringe performance helps connections grow

Creative Health has once again teamed up with local actor Ashton Malcolm for the interactive performance Quiet Time: Garden Club, as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

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Helping families, one stitch at a time

A group of dedicated volunteers has taken over a beloved service that has been helping bereaved families find comfort in the form a teddy bear.

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