• Say Hello to the Clowndoctors!

    Say Hello to the Clowndoctors!

    Launched in 1999, The Clowndoctors programme uses the performing arts to improve the quality of life for children and young people in hospital, hospice, residential and special care in Scotland.

  • Welcome the Elderflowers.

    Welcome the Elderflowers.

    Launched in 2001, The Elderflowers programme uses the performing arts to improve the quality of life for elderly people with dementia and their families in hospital care in Scotland.

Hello, Welcome to Hearts & Minds

Hearts & Minds is a Scottish arts-in-health charity. We aim to improve the experience of people in hospital and in hospice, residential and respite care by using the performing arts to encourage communication, interaction and laughter.

We achieve our aim through two specialist creative programmes; The Clowndoctors, who work specifically with children, and The Elderflowers, who work with elderly people with dementia.

We raise smiles all across Scotland, from Inverness down to the Borders.

“It’s so nice to see a reaction.”

Student nurse
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Student nurse

“How you play with their imagination is brilliant.”

Staff Nurse
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Staff Nurse

“It definitely does him good. Brightens up the day.”

Wife of elderflowers participant
2015-03-14T15:41:02+00:00
Wife of elderflowers participant

“You are just what we need.”

Dad, in hospital with his son.
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Dad, in hospital with his son.

“You do a world of good.”

Nurse
2015-03-14T15:32:55+00:00
Nurse

“Thanks very much hen for bringing me to life.”

Elderflowers participant
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Elderflowers participant