Hearts & Minds is the home of the Clowndoctors and Elderflowers programmes in Scotland. Our mission is simple. We aim to improve the experience of people in hospital and in hospice, residential or respite care using clown-based techniques to encourage communication, interaction and laughter. We raise smiles all across Scotland, from Inverness down to the Borders.
We achieve our aim through two different arts-in-health programmes; the Clowndoctors programme, which works specifically with children, and the Elderflowers programme which focuses on work with elderly people with dementia.
We are the only organisation delivering work of this kind in Scotland.