Our work at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital began in 2014, providing open group art therapy support to the Rheumatology clinic twice each month. Most parents join their children at the art table.

"My 18-month-old daughter gets regular blood tests and was very apprehensive being back in the waiting room. However, Kate was incredibly sweet talking to her and trying to get her to engage. This kind of interaction at the hospital is truly incredible. I watched Kate interact with other children in such a kind and enthusiastic way, it put me at ease when I’m usually quite anxious for my daughter."

During the pandemic, the work has moved online with one-to-one support delivered by secure video conferencing.