Hospitalisation can be a life crisis for children, which can ignite a deep sense of fear, loneliness, frustration, and anxiety. 90% of children in hospital experience emotional upset with as many as 30% experiencing severe psychological distress. Their strength, capability and agency is taken from them, and for some children this can cause blocks in their development, severely damaging their self-esteem and wellbeing for the long-term.
We created the iOi Imagination Box so children and families could benefit from our programmes from anywhere. The box connects families through creativity, makes children happy, improves their self-esteem and supports intellectual and emotional development. We want to spark joy with the iOi Imagination Box for children in hospital.