For many years ASCS has promoted play as a way to help children cope with trauma and distressing experiences and so we have developed a hospital playbox resource which can be used to prepare children for a visit to the hospital. This resource contains items such as stethoscopes, doctor's uniform, x-rays etc which can help to make the child familiar with the hospital environment and reduce any anxiety they may feel.
Each of our regional staff have a playbox which can be loaned on a short term basis to nurseries, playgroups etc and to families in their areas. If you are interested in having a playbox please contact them as follows to arrange for collection:
Glasgow email Dagmar Kerr
Central Scotland email Amy Joss
For other areas where it would be possible to collect from the Edinburgh office please contact us on 0131 553 6553.