What is Teddy Bear Hospital?
Teddy Bear Hospital is a worldwide charity that aims to educate children on the role of doctors to help alleviate childhood anxieties surrounding medical environments.
What do we do?
Here at UEA we normally run ‘clinics’ at local primary schools and rainbow groups for children 5-7 years old. During these ‘clinics’ we play fun and educational games with the children that cover topics such as healthy eating, the human skeleton, teddy bear surgery, stethoscope making and teddy bear doctors.
The children each bring in their own teddy bear to our events to be seen by the teddy bear doctors. The teddy bear doctors will then prescribe relevant treatments for the teddy bears that include hugs and plasters.
We run our events on Wednesday afternoons and occasionally on Saturday mornings to accommodate rainbow groups. We aim to run up to 10 sessions each year and anyone who joins the society can sign up to any sessions that suit them.
However, due to the current COVID-19 situation we are having to run the society slighlty differntly this year...
Unfortunatly we are unable to go into schools this first term so instead we are creating an online webinar to present to schools virtually. We would still love our members to help us present and run these webinars.
We have also teamed up with the Headucate society in creating a webinar for primary school children about mental health and wellbeing for children.
Participating in these webinars will be such a great experience. It will be incredibly rewarding as it can have such a hige impact on the children. It is also a great chance to develop valuable life long skills whilst meeting lots of great, like-minded students.
Please also check out the short video from our current President and Vice President: https://youtu.be/BgzBXt6C73w
Please don't hesistate to contact us if you have any questions about what we do or joining the society.
Our facebook page is the best place to keep up to date on upcoming events and other exciting announcements - it can be found by searching "Teddy Bear Hospital UEA" or here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/teddybearhospitaluea/
We also have a new instagram account - we can be found by searching "@teddybearhospital_uea" or via the link: https://www.instagram.com/teddybearhospital_uea/
WE DO REQUIRE ALL MEMBERS TO HAVE AN UP TO DATE DBS CHECK!
President: Emily Loveland
Vice-President: Disara Hettiarachchi
Secretary: Orlaíth Murray
Treasurer: Rowan Sims
Publicity Officer: Mitchell Dennis
Equality and Diversity Officer: Roxane Lam
Health and Safety Officer: Niamh Cluett
Union Council Representative: Reiss Waters