Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) is a community health project of Interhealth, which aims to alleviate young children’s anxiety over medical treatment while focusing on the promotion of positive, healthy lifestyle messages. Sessions attempt to mimic visiting the doctor, with the kids’ teddies featuring as the patient, the kids adopting the role of parent and students acting as the doctor. Each child works through the scenario, forming a management plan for their teddy and discussing important aspects of health, including diet, physical activity and sun protection.
Students who get involved with TBH benefit from improved communication
and consultation skills, all while having a lot of fun with the kids!