Play In Hospital Week 2022

10 – 14 October this year marks Play in Hospital Week, brought to you by Starlight and National Association of Health Play Specialists (NAHPS).

The theme for this year is ‘Play for resilience and good mental health’. World Mental Health Day on 10th October highlights the importance of play for everyone’s health. Children, young people, play practitioners and families all benefit from play too! In a year which sees teams striving to recover time and space for play and playfulness this series of events aims to highlight the boost in mental health which can come from play.

How to get involved in Play Week

Share photos of how you’re celebrating Play Week on social media using the hashtag #PIHW and tagging @starlight_uk and @nahps_official_.

Healthcare professionals please speak to your comms team about letting local media know what’s happening in your hospital.

Health Play Awards 2022

The annual Starlight Play in Health Awards will recognise the dedication, ingenuity and resilience of Play Specialists and other health professionals.