National University Hospital
Project Dreamcatcher is part of the adolescent chronic illness peer group programme developed by the Department of Paediatrics at the National University Hospital to support youth living with chronic illnesses such as congenital conditions like spina bifida, heart conditions, end-stage renal failure, rare genetic conditions and diabetes. Since its inception in 2011, the annual project, steered by a small team of staff from Medical Social work, Therapy Service and the Children’s Kidney Centre has engaged arts professionals in visual art and performing arts to work with the youths. The six months long programme cumulates to a public art exhibition to raise awareness on childhood chronic illnesses, and more importantly to convey that childhood chronic illnesses are not disabling and to inspire other youths in the community. The project has partnered with the Singapore Art Museum and the Goodman Art Centre.