The Day Dream Program is a new school holiday program developed for young carers – young people who are put into the position of caring for their brother or sister with a serious illness or disability. These incredible young people spend many hours and/or days accompanying their sibling who is sick in hospital or attending doctors appointments often over the school holidays.
The Day Dream Program will put focus on the ‘well child’ in the hospital and remove the added stress on the parents and other family members during the school holidays.
This year programs will be run over 3 half days each week of the September School Holidays at Ronald McDonald House (Parkville). Workshops will include mindfulness, arts and crafts, exercise, dance, drama and music; run by volunteers with help from high profile facilitators including sports players, musicians, entertainers and actors. There will be up to 30 places in the program each day, with snacks included.