What We Do

Juiced TV is an Australian first entertainment initiative that benefits the health and wellbeing of sick kids and their families in hospital, one episode at a time. 

The program began in January 2015 at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Since then it has directly touched the lives of more than 2,700 patients and their families by improving the hospital journey and creating a unique way for them to engage and communicate with one another.

We have received a great amount of support from local and international bodies in the past two years. The entertainment, experiences and guests we welcomed to the hospital for our kids has included Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston straight off the set of Thor, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp appearing on the show as Captain Jack Sparrow, and most recently Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

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Our Impact So Far

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    3,200,000

    YouTube views

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    2700+

    Patients and their families have taken part in Juiced TV

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    200+

    Episodes created and broadcast

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    115+

    Experiences created outside of hospital walls

How We Do It

Days of 'Hands on Happiness'

Every week we are creating days of 'Hands on Happiness' to create the content for our 25-minute episodes of kids TV that is broadcast each week. These are filming days which give patients and their siblings the chance to star in their own TV show.

The Juiced TV team co-ordinate and produce all days of 'hands on happiness' on location at the hospital ranging from musical workshops, cooking, animal encounters and hospital staff profiles, and of course the special occasions where patients meet their favourite celebrities.

 

Experiences Outside of Hospital Walls

The Juiced Crew also create amazing experiences outside of hospital walls for patients and siblings, often bringing to life special requests from patients such as meeting their favourite sporting or big screen idols, and swimming with dolphins.

One of the best things about these experiences outside of hospitals walls, is that everything is filmed and broadcast within a Juiced TV episode, creating a memory to share far and wide, and last many years to come.

 

The Juiced Box

Juiced TV's very own mobile application helps to connect our community of hospital heroes across Queensland. Learn more on our 'Juiced Box' page.

Where We Are

Juiced TV is based at the Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane, and our regional service 'Juiced Box' is available to the children's wards at The Townsville Hospital, Mackay Base Hospital, and Bundaberg Base Hospital.

The Juiced Crew

Pip Russell Founder / Managing Director

For 9 years, Pip fronted two of Network Ten’s national children’s shows Toasted TV and Totally Wild. During this time she had many adventures and gained extensive production skills working on national and international shoots, while using her public profile to champion many charitable organisations.

Pip’s deep passion for supporting meaningful causes has seen her volunteer in remote villages in Africa and with local organisations, raise over $20,000 for cancer research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, and present a documentary on Australian Aid in Cambodia.

In 2014, she traded in commercial television to launch Juiced TV and change the way that sick kids experience hospital.

Since launching the program, Pip has been an ambassador and guest speaker for many events including Advance Queensland Initiatives, Australian Women's Leadership Summit, Small Business and Women in Business functions.

Pip was awarded Queensland Local Hero in the 2018 Australia of the Year Awards, and is always looking for opportunities to expand the impact of Juiced TV regional children's wards throughout Queensland, as well as to interstate hospitals.

 

 

 

Stephanie Frick Series Producer

Steph always knew she needed a job that would harness her creativity and allow her to connect with people with purpose, so leaving her hometown of Adelaide to join the Juiced Crew was an easy decision.
 Steph has spent the last few years earning her Bachelor of Journalism degree, travelling the world, and managing and reporting for online publication, ‘Who Won’, showcasing Adelaide’s senior high school sports competitions.

Her passion for TV production, engaging with people and sharing their stories was heightened after assisting on the Channel Seven production ‘SA Life’, and Steph has now brought her bubbly energy to the hospital to improve the lives of sick kids.

Amanda Broomhall Production Co-ordinator

Amanda got her start the film & television industry working on a low-budget film back in 2006. With lots of hard work and a bit of luck, she has since coordinated many projects from documentaries, feature films, commercials & children’s television shows such as The Horseman, Mental, Bindi’s Bootcamp, Totally Wild, Queensland Weekender and Creek to Coast.


She loves nothing more than bringing together the special guests, entertainment and external hospital experiences that make Juiced TV what it is!

Dale Roberts Editor / Camera

Dale has worked in TV since 1993 on everything from news, to game shows and international reality programs.

Dale has won multiple awards for his work, and his creativity is utilised when he is both editing and filming with the Juiced TV team.

His favourite country to explore is India and he is one of the biggest Star Wars fans you will ever meet! 

Stephanie Smit Marketing / Communications

Stephanie graduated university with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and Management. Her career in media began at the Gold Coast Bulletin before moving to Brisbane working across The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail for 6 years. She also spent 2 years working in the UK at a publisher making collections from a range of cool brands like Disney and DC Comics. Stephanie feels very fortunate that Juiced TV is bringing together her passions for creativity and more importantly, for helping others. When she’s not in the Juiced TV Headquarters she’s either cooking or being active outside!

Dan Smart Editor / Camera

Dan sharpened his creative flair studying Animation at the Queensland University of Technology. After working on Network Ten’s children’s breakfast cartoon show Toasted TV for 4 years, before stepping on to brand new kids cooking show Crocamole for the next 3 years. Working his camera and editing magic on children’s TV for 7 years means he’s a perfect fit for Juiced TV!  When he’s not behind the camera, Dan also loves playing the guitar, kicking a rugby ball around and painting. 

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