The Youth Arts and Groupwork programs

Contact details

For more information, email the Arts Coordinators:

Join in with the Groupwork Program which runs in the Department of Adolescent Medicine, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, on level one of the Hospital most weekday afternoons from 2-3.30pm. Adolescent patients who are high-school aged from around the Hospital are able to attend group sessions which give the opportunity to socialise with other patients in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Sessions range widely in nature, most activities are based around creative arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, jewellery making, sewing etc but others may be leisure based fun competitions such as trivia, 'Minute to Win It' and 'Wheel of Fortune' or psychosocial and talking groups where we look at helpful life skills through creative activities.

The Youth Arts Program also offers individual sessions to patients of the hospital. The artists can work on individual projects with patients, either at their bedside or in the purpose-built arts room in The Department of Adolescent Medicine.

The Youth Arts Program artists also coordinate a number of Community Cultural Development art projects each year. Look out for our annual art competition and other opportunities to engage in the range of projects available. Recent projects have included Well Amused A 'fully sick' magazine for CHW teens, Well Coloured The Animal Escape colouring book, a 'blockified' renovation of the child life therapy’s dolls house and a digital animation workshop with Digi-Ed in collaboration with the Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick.

View our past projects.