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Our Distraction Boxes are full of toys, games and puzzles – but that’s nowhere near the whole story. Because really they’re full of ways to help children feel less anxious before, during and after tests and treatments. They’re full of ways to capture children’s attention. They’re full of ways to help children smile and believe they can cope – and when you’re young and in hospital, that matters more than ever.

Apply for a Distraction Box

Apply for a Distraction Box

If you’re a healthcare professional who works with seriously ill children, you can apply for your Distraction Box here. Last year we sent out 1,369 Distraction Boxes to hospitals, hospices and health professionals across the UK. Apply for yours now and give the power of play to your patients.

Refill your Distraction Box

We know how it goes. You’re helping a child to cope with a tricky treatment or test using a Distraction Box toy or puzzle, and you realise that asking for it back is only going to make things harder.

So you do what any of us would do and let them keep it – and soon your Distraction Box starts to look a bit empty. No problem. Complete the form and we’ll send a Distraction Box refill kit your way ASAP.

Refill your Distraction Box

Thank you for supporting this great resource, it makes a huge difference when treating young people.

To be able to distract patients from medical interventions and clinical surroundings with items which are familiar to them helps to ease anxiety and make the experience much better.