Queen's University

Kingston General Hospital – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Program

The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Program currently consists of five graduate students from the Centre for Neuroscience Studies. Our volunteers go in pairs to the child and adolescent inpatient unit at Kingston General Hospital every Monday and Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. During our visits we aim to engage patients in some sort of physical activity (yoga, stretches, wii games), craft (coloring, painting, holiday-themed craft), or game (cards, board games, puzzles). The goal of our program is to encourage health and well-being, so we often focus on activities that are relaxing or beneficial to mental health. Patients range in age from 7 - 18 years old. Depending on how many patients are on the unit for any given night, our volunteers engage in either one-or-one or group-based activities.