Since 1998, TLC for Kids has given relief and much-needed distraction to sick children and their families during stressful and traumatic situations. In hospitals across Australia, our services have been used over 13.1 million times and counting. 

Our critical support programs are now being used over 1 million times per year, and we are constantly working towards doing more and reaching more children and families in need. 

We are a safety net for our community’s most vulnerable.

Upon referral from Healthcare Professionals, we give individualised practical and emotional support, both in and out of hospital, when it’s needed the most. Whether it’s a one-off hospital visit or a prolonged struggle with illness, we are part of the extended support network for sick children, providing collaborative care and emergency relief. We know little things make a big difference.

Since 1998, TLC for Kids has given relief and much-needed distraction to sick children and their families during stressful and traumatic situations. In hospitals across Australia, our services have been used over 13.1 million times and counting. 

Our critical support programs are now being used over 1 million times per year, and we are constantly working towards doing more and reaching more children and families in need. 

We are a safety net for our community’s most vulnerable.

Upon referral from Healthcare Professionals, we give individualised practical and emotional support, both in and out of hospital, when it’s needed the most. Whether it’s a one-off hospital visit or a prolonged struggle with illness, we are part of the extended support network for sick children, providing collaborative care and emergency reliefWe know little things make a big difference.

Our Mission is to put smiles back on the faces of sick children and their families.

Our Vision is for sick children and their families to be practically and emotionally supported during crucial times of need.

Our Mission is to put smiles back on the faces of sick children and their families.

Our Vision is for sick children and their families to be practically and emotionally supported during crucial times of need.

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Our Values

Our Values

Our Programs & Services

Digital Distraction App

When a child is feeling traumatised, uncertain or vulnerable, it is important to reassure them with positive engagement. This can be done via the Digital Distraction App to encourage play and give the child a sense of control. Distraction given when and where it is needed can have a positive impact on the outcome of medical examinations, vaccinations or even minor procedures. Click the link below to PLAY NOW! 

TLC Distraction Box

A therapeutic kit used by healthcare professionals to guide young children through painful procedures. Specially selected toys and books engage the child, divert attention, and reduce the anxiety & fear associated with hospital visits. The majority of healthcare professionals consider their Distraction Box a critical part of their care.

RAPID TLC

Approved healthcare professionals identify a child or family requiring help and submit requests on their behalf for items, services, memorable experiences or financial assistance. Within 24-48 hours we action the request, providing practical and emotional relief to kids and families when and where they need it most.

TLC Ambulance

The TLC Ambulance delivers special moments to sick children in palliative care, transporting them to their most treasured places to experience that joy one last time. Volunteer Ambulance Victoria paramedics drive a fun, purpose-built ambulance to transport the child and their family and the whole experience is captured on film to create a lasting memory. 

Digital Distraction App

When a child is feeling traumatised, uncertain or vulnerable, it is important to reassure them with positive engagement. This can be done via the Digital Distraction App to encourage play and give the child a sense of control. Distraction given when and where it is needed can have a positive impact on the outcome of medical examinations, vaccinations or even minor procedures. Click the link below to PLAY NOW! 

TLC Distraction Box

A therapeutic kit used by healthcare professionals to guide young children through painful procedures. Specially selected toys and books engage the child, divert attention, and reduce the anxiety & fear associated with hospital visits. The majority of healthcare professionals consider their Distraction Box a critical part of their care.

RAPID TLC

Approved healthcare professionals identify a child or family requiring help and submit requests on their behalf for items, services, memorable experiences or financial assistance. Within 24-48 hours we action the request, providing practical and emotional relief to kids and families when and where they need it most.

TLC Ambulance

The TLC Ambulance delivers special moments to sick children in palliative care, transporting them to their most treasured places to experience that joy one last time. Volunteer Ambulance Victoria paramedics drive a fun, purpose-built ambulance to transport the child and their family and the whole experience is captured on film to create a lasting memory. 

What Makes Us Unique

What Makes Us Unique

Why We Care

We assist Healthcare Professionals in delivering collaborative care to their patients.

Much research has been done globally about collaborative care for sick and disabled children – support for them and their families practically and emotionally in addition to their treatment and management of their medical conditions. This can reduce fear, anxiety, pain and ongoing psychosocial issues. 

There is a significant need to support healthcare professionals to deliver this care, and our values, mission and vision define how we want the future to look for sick children, and how we will contribute.

We assist Healthcare Professionals in delivering collaborative care to their patients.

Much research has been done globally about collaborative care for sick and disabled children – support for them and their families practically and emotionally in addition to their treatment and management of their medical conditions. This can reduce fear, anxiety, pain and ongoing psychosocial issues. 

There is a significant need to support healthcare professionals to deliver this care, and our values, mission and vision define how we want the future to look for sick children, and how we will contribute.

We assist Healthcare Professionals in delivering collaborative care to their patients.

Much research has been done globally about collaborative care for sick and disabled children – support for them and their families practically and emotionally in addition to their treatment and management of their medical conditions. This can reduce fear, anxiety, pain and ongoing psychosocial issues. 

There is a significant need to support healthcare professionals to deliver this care, and our values, mission and vision define how we want the future to look for sick children, and how we will contribute.

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In Their Words

A Few Quotes

A Few Quotes

The TLC Distraction Boxes are amazing for children undergoing stressful procedures. They provide an entertaining activity to distract from the procedure’s anxiety. 

– Albury Wodonga Health

These presents mean so much to them! Big brother can unwind whilst playing with his dinosaurs and big sister can express herself via art and craft magic rocks with her drawings. 

– Julie’s mother

Spending time with the families on a TLC Ambulance Trip is a real highlight for me. Being able to enjoy the day with them is something I truly treasure. I feel lucky to be part of this very special program. 

– Ambulance Victoria Paramedic

It was a real dream come true for Jazz to attend the wiggles concert and meeting his favourite characters was a real highlight of the day. Thank you!!!!!

– Jazz’s father

The TLC Distraction Boxes are amazing for children undergoing stressful procedures. They provide an entertaining activity to distract from the procedure’s anxiety. 

– Albury Wodonga Health

These presents mean so much to them! Big brother can unwind whilst playing with his dinosaurs and big sister can express herself via art and craft magic rocks with her drawings. 

– Julie’s mother

Spending time with the families on a TLC Ambulance Trip is a real highlight for me. Being able to enjoy the day with them is something I truly treasure. I feel lucky to be part of this very special program. 

– Ambulance Victoria Paramedic

It was a real dream come true for Jazz to attend the wiggles concert and meeting his favourite characters was a real highlight of the day. Thank you!!!!!

– Jazz’s father