Hearts & Minds

4th December 2018

Hearts & Minds awarded funding from Creative Scotland for professional development programme

We are delighted to be among the projects selected by Creative Scotland in their latest round of Open Project Funding.  This funding will go toward Hearts […]
4th September 2018

Dr Spritely’s Sprinters get kilted up to raise money for the Clowndoctors

In less than two weeks a record number of people will take to the roads in Edinburgh for a Mighty Stride, a Big Stroll or a […]
20th August 2018

Diane Thornton – being a hospital Clowndoctor is the best job in the world

Diane Thornton has been a Clowndoctor since 2006 and is Senior Practitioner for Glasgow Royal Children’s Hospital and Mavisbank School in Airdrie. Here she tells us […]
10th August 2018

Fiona Ferrier aka Dr Spritely on why she loves visiting Rachel House & Robin House

Fiona Ferrier is one of our Senior Practitioners and she regularly visits two of the Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) locations – Rachel House and Robin House. […]
16th July 2018

Sporting Bears hold annual classic car event in support of the Clowndoctors

It was great to see the Polar Bears – the Scottish contingent of the Sporting Bears and their line up of fantastic classic cars on Edinburgh’s […]
25th May 2018

Suzie Ferguson talks about the rewards of being an Elderflower

This week is Dementia Action Week 2018. Our Artistic Director Suzie Ferguson is an Elderflower – Bonnie – and she talks here about the rewards she […]
23rd May 2018

Chief Encounters – Michelle Armstrong reveals her favourite clown to Third Force News

Our CEO Michelle Armstrong was recently interviewed by Third Force News about her role as Chief Executive of Hearts & Minds and working with hospital clowns! […]
11th April 2018

Suzie Ferguson – Healthcare Clowning International Meeting 2018

Last week, Fiona Ferrier (Senior Practitioner at Hearts & Minds) and I went to the Healthcare Clowning International Meeting in Vienna. It is a bi-annual conference […]
29th March 2018

World Autism Awareness Week

This is World Autism Awareness Week. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they […]