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21 October - 17 November
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The magic of play: enhancing wellbeing during medical interventions

Ball pit balls

Lifelong wellbeing theme

Professional audiences

What’s on offer?

Take part in interactive magic activities to see how they can help promote distraction from pain and anxiety and learn how knitted toy characters, Lego® Serious Play, and virtual reality can promote wellbeing in clinical settings and encourage therapeutic communication.

What’s it about?

Explore how magic and play therapy can support wellbeing during hospitalisation and medical appointments.

Image courtesy of Greyson Joralemon on Unsplash

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Emma Collins, Lecturer in Child and Young People Nursing

Dr Holly Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Education Excellence

Professor Debbie Holley, Professor Of Learning Innovation

Dr Heidi Singleton, Senior Lecturer in Children and Young Peoples Nursing

Dr Rowena Slope, Senior Lecturer In Adult Nursing

Alex Hull, Lecturer in Children and Young Peoples Nursing

Open to

This event is suitable for health care practitioners and those working with people from vulnerable groups, including children.