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The Sydney Children’s Hospital – ChIPS program

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric health centre in NSW and provides advanced care and treatment options for children via many channels include the ChIPS (Chronic Illness Peer Support) program.

The ChIPS (Chronic Illness Peer Support) program is offered to young people aged 12-25 living with a chronic illness or condition that affects their daily life.
From 2011 to 2019, the Ottomin Foundation provided funding of over $460,000 to the ChIPS program. After supporting the program for nine years and accompanying research into the benefits of peer support, the program has since attracted recurring NSW Government funding.

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“The generous support of the Ottomin Foundation in providing much needed funds for the Chronic Illness Peer Support Program cannot be overstated. They have been instrumental in helping adolescents with serious health conditions gain greater resilience through peer support and mentoring, so they can more confidently face their future.”

Roslyn Harvey
Roslyn Harvey
Trusts and Foundations Coordinator