Here you can find out more about the workshops to empower healthcare professionals, parents & youth workers…

The PEP-talks presenter

Dr Annemarie Oberholzer, PEP-Talk presenter and Coordinator of the PEProgram, has many years of experience as a Registered Nurse in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit before she ventured into the area of the Psycho-social Support of children in hospital. She held workshops for staff on paediatric pain management and trained volunteers and students on the psycho-social support of children in hospital. She did her Doctoral Degree in Professional Nursing Science at the University of Johannesburg, developing a model for the facilitation of support in order to empower children in healthcare. She then completed a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of South Africa (UNISA), focusing on the spiritual support of children in healthcare


Empower a child today

“A sick child is much more than his or her sickness. A person with a disability is much, much more than a handicap”
Fred Rogers