A Happy Pack is a customisable play therapy kit for paediatric inpatients containing 3-6 items. The contents of each package are individually chosen by you, from our inventory, for your loved one. Each item has been uniquely placed in our inventory according to the principles of play therapy. Play therapy is a form of psychotherapy, that includes practices of distraction, desensitisation, and guided imagery to help children cope with illnesses and injuries.
Why Happy Pack?
Happy Pack is the only affordable play therapy kit focused on delivering comfort to children in hospitals. Happy Pack is research-based, creating personalised and carefully chosen items to improve your child's hospital stay. The items will ease your child's distress during their time in the hospital.
What is Play Therapy?
Play therapy is a form of counselling and psychotherapy, often used in hospitals, that includes practices of distraction, desensitisation, and guided imagery to help children cope with anxiety and distress. Happy Packs incorporate three types of play therapy: distraction, desensitisation, and guided imagery.
Distraction involves directing attention away from a situation by providing a positive focus such as toys, games, and story books.
Desensitisation allows children to familiarise themselves with hospital equipment, accessories, and procedures to decrease sensitivity to unfamiliar items. For example, Happy Packs would incorporate play medical equipment and mock accessories to use during the stay in the hospital.
Guided Imagery provides an escape for children by guiding them on an imaginary journey. Through narration, children go to a place that provides comfort and happiness.
What kind of items are included in a Happy Pack?
Examples of items associated with the distraction technique would be fascinating toys and games of your child's interest.
Examples of items associated with the desensitisation technique would be toy medical equipment, customised hospital gowns and masks to be used non-sterile environment.
Examples of items associated with the guided imagery technique would be props for storytelling that help take your child to their happy place.