Spread a Smile attends RCPCH Conference

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The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) annual Conference brings together a diverse audience of professionals, experts, and stakeholders in the field of child health, including paediatricians, nursers, decision makers, youth workers and service users.

The RCPCH Conference serves as a hub for learning, networking, and advancing child health care, with thousands of delegates visiting the ICC, Birmingham and also online this year.

This year, Spread a Smile’s Director of Services Laura Walter was delighted to present a poster at this year’s conference under the ‘Mental Health Category’ titled ‘Spread a Smile Therapeutic Entertainment Programme: Improving well-being and supporting positive mental health in paediatric patients and their families’. The poster shared findings of our recent surveys carried out with parents/carers, health care professionals and children and young people, helping us to understand the benefits of Spread a Smile’s work.

Laura said, “It was a privilege to attend the RCPCH Conference this year and to have the opportunity to raise awareness about Spread a Smile. Platforms such as this are a brilliant way of sharing experiences and engaging with different audiences and colleagues, enabling us to share the positive impact of our work on children and young people during our hospital visits.

We hope to continue to build on the many positive relationships and conversations shared during this year’s Conference and area already looking forward to 2025.”


You can take a look at our research poster here.