"We work with artists, patients, health and care staff to recapture the healing power of kindness through music, the arts, and connecting with people. I believe healthcare needs creative voices to help soften the edges of these stressful environments for people - they can help all of us in the care business to do our jobs even better".
Prof Catherine Crock AM - Founder and Chair of the Hush Foundation
Our new Hush album is now available!
Emily Wurramura, Kate Miller-Heidke, Mama Kin (Danielle Caruana) Megan Washington, Missy Higgins, and Naomi Crelin join the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra to shed gentle light on the settling hours in our new album, "Nightlight".
These beloved women, their voices, their shared experience and the TSO keep company with the night and those who pace in their slippers, who rock, worry and becalm the dark while the rest of the world sleeps.
Our six artists visited carers, parents, children, babies, patients and staff in hospitals and care communities to listen and to reflect on their own experiences of caring and motherhood. What the artists took away with them helped compose these eleven beautiful songs. Calm, concern, wisdom, hope and love are threaded into lyrics and music that will soothe and carefully hold otherwise lonely night-time spaces.
The Hush Foundation is beyond proud to have released our 19th volume of music at a time when healing and calm is needed more than ever before.
For 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music that brings calm and optimism to patients, their families, and staff in stressful hospital and healthcare environments.
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The Hush Gathering of Kindness aims to build, nurture and instil
a culture of kindness throughout the health care system.
Learn the ways kindness is driving change for the better around the world.
The annual Gathering of Kindness provides participants with the opportunity to share their ideas, their work and their projects. Through this, we aim to better understand how we can improve our healthcare environment for all stakeholders.
Whether you're working in health and aged care, accessing hospital, home or community health services, or simply wanting to play a role in transforming healthcare for the better, we'd love you to join us. You'll hear from local and international speakers, explore the topics of staff wellbeing and patient safety, and hear important perspectives from our junior doctors and medical staff on things that matter to them.
The GOK website provides an array of resources to allow you to create your own gatherings and further the conversation
Everyone has a role to play: kindness starts within all of us.