Help Teach Ted improve kids’ medical experiences

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Ends on August 31st 2019

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$5,860AU
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Support Campaign

Support our research with UNSW and Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick to reduce anxiety for kids.

Beary good karma

Pay as you want
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Donate what you can and you'll be rewarded with virtual hugs, beary good karma and a shout out on our socials!
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Keep the little ones busy

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Download your own fun with our digital printables. This includes our Teach Ted Activity Booklet, Operating Theatre Poster and colouring in pages + shout out on our socials.
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Let’s get started

$60AU
| 15 pledges

Get your own autographed Ted goes to hospital storybook and we'll donate 1 storybook to one of our partners in your name + Ted and Lambie gift card + shout out on our socials.
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Make your mark

$95AU
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Capture memories at your next party, when you are in hospital or send to a friend in hospital with our Fingerprint Gift Packs – choose from 3 great designs, Lolly Jar, Ted and Lambie or Henrietta Hippo. Each pack includes high quality A4 print, two non-toxic fade resistant inks, pen and instruction sheet + your own autographed Ted goes to hospital storybook + shout out on our socials.
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Share the love

$150AU
| 4 pledges

Get your own autographed Ted goes to hospital storybook and we'll donate 3 storybooks to one of our partners in your name + a thank you on our socials, website and in the upcoming Teach Ted Research Report Summary.
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Picture this

$225AU
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Put Ted on your wall! Our high quality A4 prints feature scenes from Ted goes to hospital. Each scene is limited edition and signed by the illustrator + get your own autographed Ted goes to hospital storybook and we'll donate 1 storybook to one of our partners in your name + a thank you on our socials, website and in the upcoming Teach Ted Research Report Summary.
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Educating our kids

$325AU
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Support your local daycare, pre-school, school or hospital school. Get your own autographed Ted goes to hospital storybook and we'll donate 5 storybooks to your choice of school/preschool + 2hr ‘Empowering our kids’ workshop for teachers and/or kids (in person or via video depending on location) + A3 Operating Theatre Poster + a big thank you on our socials, website and in the upcoming Teach Ted Research Report Summary.
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Adop-Ted

$375AU
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Adopt your very own Ted bear! Each Ted bear is hand-made, limited edition and comes with his very own ID bracelet and official Adoption Certificate. You'll be featured in our online Adoption Gallery + get your own Ted goes to hospital Gift Pack, including autographed storybook and we'll donate one to one of our partners in your name + 1 Ted and Lambie Gift Card + a big thank you on our socials, website and in the upcoming Teach Ted Research Report Summary.
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Help our hospitals

$600AU
| 1 pledge

Support your local hospital. Get your own Ted goes to hospital Gift Pack, including autographed storybook and we'll donate 10 Gift Packs to a hospital of your choice + 2hr ‘Empowering our kids’ workshop for teachers and/or kids (in person or via video depending on location) + A3 Operating Theatre Poster + a HUGE thank you on our socials, website and in the upcoming Teach Ted Research Report Summary.
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Teacher’s little helper

$1,000AU
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Everything teacher needs! Includes hand-made, limited edition Ted bear with unique ID tag and Adoption Certificate + your own Ted goes to hospital Gift Pack, incl autographed storybook + we'll donate 20 to a daycare, preschool, school or hospital school of your choice + teacher resource pack (lesson plan for aligned to NQF and EYLF and age appropriate activities & resources) + HUGE thank you on our socials, website and in the upcoming Teach Ted Research Project Summary
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Teach Ted


Flexible Funding
www.teachted.com.au/
health New South Wales, Australia

Each year, millions of children will face challenging medical experiences. For their families, finding resources to help effectively prepare and support the child can be difficult. For service providers, treating anxious kids can lead to increases in cost, time and staffing requirements.

At Teach Ted we want to change this but we need your help

This year we are partnering with the Behavioural Sciences Unit at UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick to test the efficacy of our app prototype. The app helps reduce anxiety for children needing blood tests and ultrasounds by letting them travel virtually through the experience, learning who they’ll meet and what might happen.

Parent Tips and Discussion Points empower carers to more effectively support their child and also feel in control themselves, meaning the whole family can face these challenges with confidence rather than fear.  

“Teach Ted has enormous potential to make a positive impact on the lives of sick children and their families, not only during their hospital visit but in the long-term. We hope that this research project will contribute to evidence-based resources to help clinicians support families undergoing procedures.”

CHRISTINA SIGNORELLI PhD  l Post-doctoral Research Fellow Behavioural Sciences Unit, University of New South Wales

How you can help

We have received a $15,000 TechVoucher grant from NSW Department of Innovation and need to raise a further $17,000 to get this important research off the ground. 

Your donation supports the researchers and experts we’re engaging to develop and deliver this project. Teach Ted is self-funding our time and we have received pro-bono support from a developer to build the prototype. 

Sharing our campaign with your family, friends and colleagues also makes a huge difference! The more people who know about this important work, the quicker we can drive change. 

Why we need to change the status quo

Many parents are unaware of what might happen or how best to explain it to their child so they need easy to access, factually based tools and resources to support them. This is where we come in.

At Teach Ted we leverage the research-based tools and techniques used by Child Life Therapists in children’s hospitals and us the power of storytelling and technology to create easy-to-use apps and storybooks that are available to families across the world, regardless of where they live or who is undertaking their care. By turning learning into a game, children are engaged and learn more effectively, parents are empowered to prepare their child before they get to treatment and providers are able to gain efficiencies.

Best of all, the experience for everyone involved is improved dramatically!

About Teach Ted co-founders: Sare Christensen and Sarah Cummings

We know this problem first-hand. We met when our daughters were born and have spent our fair share of time in hospitals and undergoing major and minor medical tests and treatments. With a background in design and illustration, Sare created a book to help her son understand her daughter’s heart surgery. Sarah was running playgroup events and teaching parents about everyday learning through play on behalf of Playgroup NSW. 

We struggled to find tools that would help us prepare our kids for medical experiences so we decided to create our own. We are leveraging our professional skills in design, product management, marketing and projects. To ensure our solutions really work, we’re partnering with experts like the researchers at UNSW and Child Life Therapists in the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network.  

Our approach is for profit, for purpose meaning that the more successful we are, the more we are able to give more back to the community, through research, education and free resources for families in need. 

About the rewards

Our awards have been road-tested with families in real life, so we know they work! We are offering a range of rewards with something to suit every budget. We really appreciate any donation you are able to make and work hard to make every dollar count.

You can read more details about the individual products included our rewards on our website and if you have any questions or would like to discuss a bespoke reward option please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

About our partners

We are working with Not-for-profit organisations, hospitals and community support groups.

June 30, 2019

imageThank you for your generous donation to our crowdfund! Because of all of your support, we are already at 20% of our target and have 30 Ted goes to hospital storybooks being donated to schools and partners!

 

We're busy packaging up your rewards and will be sending these next week. Donations to nominated schools/hospitals will go out shortly after and partner donations will go out at the end of the campaign.

We'll keep you updated about who these are on our social channels so make sure you connect on Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram @teachted. 

Each donated storybook includes recognition of the donor on the inside cover. If you'd like this to be in a name that is different to the one provided in your donation please let us know by emailing chat@teachted.com.au by Tuesday.

Also if you're reward includes a choice of item or school/hospital nomination, we'll be in touch directly. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Sarah (sarah@teachted.com.au or 0412 669 880). Many beary good hugs from Teach Ted. 

Sarah + Sare


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