“Why did the can crusher quit his job? Because it was soda pressing! Imagine a world without smiles, laughter and play... The Humour Foundation is a leading humour in health charity that believes in the therapeutic benefits of humour in improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable Australians.
Our flagship program Clown Doctors, works with healthcare professionals to delivers doses of fun and laughter to the bedside of sick children in hospital. Hospitals can be a scary and lonely environment for sick kids, who are away from the comfort of home and all that is familiar. The myriad of tests, treatments and procedures they experience can be very intimidating and confusing.
This is where Clown Doctors can help. Professional and specially trained performers like Dr Tickle and Dr P Brain engage sick children with improvised humour and play, using their skills in magic, music, mime, song, dance and so much more. Their antics and distractions helps sick kids by enhancing psychological wellbeing and coping during times of serious illness, trauma, anxiety, injury, fear and stress, while transforming the whole hospital environment.
Clown Doctors is a unique, free service to hospitals and in need of ongoing community support to maintain program delivery.