Our campus is filled with medical societies, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun and make a difference! Run by the students at the University of Liverpool, Teddy Bear Hospital’s aim is to teach children about healthcare and educate them on how they look after themselves – so why not get involved?

‘Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) is a public health project for 3-11 year old children within Liverpool – the aim is to reduce children’s fear of health professionals and clinical settings by familiarising children in a friendly and fun atmosphere with the consultation atmosphere at a hospital, GP’s surgery or paediatric clinic.’

‘Children bring their “sick” teddy bear or doll and act as the parent, bearing responsibility for the sick toy. The children will also learn about health and healthy eating, hand washing and a little about the body and different organs. Older children are taught Basic Life Support so that, if the worse happens, they know the resuscitation techniques used to keep someone alive until paramedics can take over.’

Sessions:

‘Our sessions are popular throughout Liverpool! Last year, we provided 33 sessions delivered by 64 volunteers; every volunteer receives a certificate to show their dedication to the society, which looks great for your CV!’

Membership:

Membership is £3 for the academic year!

Socials:

‘We also have socials throughout the year including a curry night and, new this year, a Teddy Bear Bar Crawl!!!’

For more information email or find Teddy Bear Soc on Facebook!

Society Email: liverpooltbh@gmail.com

Facebook: Liverpool Teddy Bear Hospital