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Hush Foundation

Transforming the culture of healthcare through the arts


We are so pleased to announce that donations until 25 October 2019 will go towards supporting the Macquarie Heart for Hush concert, and will be matched by the Macquarie Group Foundation! 

Thank you so much

Thank you so much for supporting the Hush Foundation. People like you are the reason we have a history stretching almost 20 years.
It’s a history of generosity; of our community stretching out their hands to assist – both with monetary and in-kind support. Your generosity has ensured we continue to transform the culture of healthcare through the arts, and with kindness.
Our mission over the last several years has been to produce unique and original music and arts projects that improve care environments and outcomes for patients, families, and staff. More recently, Hush has built the Gathering of Kindness movement, which encourages conversations that matter about workforce wellbeing and safety and to advocate for the need for kinder practices in healthcare.
Our impact so far
With your support, we have:

  • Produced 16 albums in collaboration with renowned musicians and composers
    Hush has sold over 75,000 copies of Hush albums and with your generosity, have supported the fruition of various music therapy and pain management programs in children’s’ hospitals. Hush have also produced a popular treasury book. 
  • Performed our popular Hush Health plays almost 200 times
    Written by the wildly talented Alan Hopgood AM, our Hush Health Plays “Hear Me”, “Do You Know Me” and “What Matters” have been watched by about 9000 people in various health and aged care settings throughout Australia and the world. Our Hush Health Plays highlight the impact that poor culture and behavior have on patient outcomes and safety. Feedback reveals these plays have made notable impacts on workplace culture, sparking necessary conversations that enable change to happen.
  • Hosted growing Gathering of Kindness (GoK) events each year since 2016
    Co-founded by our Chair Professor Cath Crock AM, and Mary Freer, our Gathering of Kindness events have positively impacted thousands of people. Thanks to the amazing response to our events, we have partnered with many hospitals nationally who are now hosting GoK events during World Kindness Week.
  • Commenced new research and learning initiatives for a better healthcare experience for all 
    Hush is proud to have partnered on an Australian Research Council grant entitled “Conferring dignity in law and health care” with Monash University, Macquarie University, King’s College London and Tulane University. Over $240,000 has been awarded to Monash University to develop a new and more inclusive conception of dignity, as well as educational resources and workshops on how to promote the dignity of consumers in health and aged care settings. Hush has also funded research into the benefits of arts in healthcare settings, to encourage the promotion of music therapy in healthcare settings.

The reception and response to our work continue to be wonderful and inspiring, and with your help, we will be able to make an even bigger impact.

What your money can do

Your generous donations could assist us with:

  • The touring and advocacy of our new Hush 19 album, “Gathering of Kindness”
    Our Hush 19 Album titled “Gathering of Kindness” is a beautiful composition of piano and guitar, composed by great friend of Hush and renowned musician and composer Tony Gould AM. The album will be launched later this year. Your donation will assist us in producing, promoting and performing this new album in hospitals throughout Australia.
  • Production, marketing and advocacy for our Hush 20 album currently underway
    With a phenomenal line up of Australian female artists including Kate Miller Heidke, Megan Washington, Naomi Crellin, Mama Kin and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, this is one of our most ambitious albums yet! We would love your support to bring this work to life.
  • More live music in hospitals
    It is a Hush dream to be able to provide more of our wonderful music live in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Your contribution can help make this a reality.
  • Ensuring we have the man and women power behind us, so we can continue our work for a better healthcare system
    Over the years, we have relied greatly on the contributions and skills of our volunteers to ensure our mission and works continue. With your support, we can better support our volunteers and the work we do through the ongoing employment of key staff.
  • Our Gathering of Kindness events
    Your donation will assist us with the associated costs of putting on our Gathering of Kindness events each year, ensuring we can support a phenomenal line up of guest speakers, performers and thought leaders.
  • New research
    We look forward to taking on new research into the impact of kindness and positive cultures on patient and staff wellbeing and safety.

Find out more
To find out more, and to learn how you can get involved and/or discuss future partnerships, please email 

To learn more about all we’re up to, and to read more about our story so far, please head to:

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Contact Details

PO Box 1385

0425 762 350

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.