Book publication to mark the 30th anniversary

In its anniversary year, Spielzeit published a book about its work since its foundation in 1984. Interested parties and professionals can find out more about therapy and the success of therapy for children and young people with serious illnesses, disabilities and trauma in a playful way. The publication was written, designed and published thanks to the financial support of the MBF Foundation and the Kohler-Friederich Foundation. Please use the contact form on our website for orders.

Making-of the Spielzeit TV spot

Who in Zurich has the best experience in designing stage sets? The Schauspielhaus Zürich (Zurich Theater), of course! The production and creative team for Spielzeit’s TV commercial has been given permission to enlist the help of the stage builders at the Schauspielhaus Zürich to realize the appeal for donations.

They should create a puzzle wall with the motif of a child’s drawing in which a puzzle piece can be folded out. read more

First, a wooden wall with a flap is made in the carpentry workshop of the Schauspielhaus. The motif of the children’s drawing is then applied to the wall in charcoal using a grid and painted. In the course of the preparations, a casting with young actors and actresses takes place on the premises of Spielzeit, where the idea and the script are discussed and the right wardrobe is selected. After setting up the stage and the technical equipment, the eagerly awaited performance on the stage of the Schiffbau in Zurich can begin. The film flap closes and the shooting begins – of course only after everyone present has tried out the ingenious flap in the puzzle wall for themselves.

A look behind the scenes: Making-of the Spielzeit TV commercial “Dänked Sie dra, helfed Sie mit”.

Anniversary celebration and benefit concert with Andrew Bond

As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations, a party was held with invited guests on June 2, 2014 at the Neumünster parish hall in Zurich. The charity concert on August 31, 2014 was the ultimate highlight of the anniversary year for children of all ages: around 300 guests sang and performed enthusiastically to the songs of the well-known musician and children’s songwriter Andrew Bond.

During his free performance, he presented rousing classics as well as new songs from his CD “Alli mached Mischt” (“Everyone messes up”). Thanks to the cooperation with the Sternschnuppe Foundation and the KVEB (self-help organization for parents of disabled children), numerous children were able to attend the concert free of charge. Many thanks to Andrew Bond, Ticketino, Wild Flavors GmbH and all the volunteers who contributed to the success of this event!

Impressions of an unforgettable afternoon with Andrew Bond.

Successful Spielzeit charity auction

Signed objects and prizes from well-known Swiss athletes and sponsors such as Ted Scapa, Roger Federer, Breel Embolo, Murat Yakin, Vreni Schneider, the Tschuggen Grandhotel and the Arosa Kulm Hotel could be purchased at auction on the charity evening on September 15, 2016 or, with a little luck, won as part of a raffle. The highlight of the event was the auction under the expert direction of Cyril Koller, Managing Director of Koller Auctions, where the bidding was enthusiastically participated in.

Thanks to the generous bids and the raffle tickets sold, the evening at the Neumünster parish hall in Zurich proved to be extremely successful, as a pleasing amount was raised for psychotherapy sponsorships for severely stressed children.

Radio 1: Interview about the charity auction with Robin Mindell, Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Spielzeit TV spot for the 25th anniversary

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors such as Schauspielhaus Zürich, hauserundhauser and Goldbach Media (Schweiz) AG, Spielzeit was able to produce and broadcast the TV commercial with the appeal for donations “Dänked Sie dra, helfed Sie mit” (“Remember to help”), to mark its 25th anniversary.

TV commercial appeal for donations “Dänked Sie dra, helfed Sie mit”.

“Open evening 2024”

On Thursday, September 12, 2024, at 5-7 p.m., our “Open House Evening” with Apéro-Riche for interested professionals and friends of Spielzeit will take place at the Therapiestelle at Spyristrasse 7 in 8044 Zurich.

At 5:30 p.m. we will tell you about our experiences and milestones in psychological work for people with illness and disabilities since 1984. Afterwards, you will get to know our current team and learn more about what motivates our employees today.

We are very much looking forward to the stimulating discussions and encounters!

We are happy to accept registrations until August 22, 2024 at

“Run4Kids” for the benefit of Spielzeit

Whether big or small, jogging, walking or hiking: anyone who wanted to do something good for their health could take part in the “Run4Kids” charity run and donate to the well-being of children at the same time. The proceeds also went to the Spielzeit.

Private individuals or company employees had the opportunity to run any distance during October, regardless of the location and date, and to register and pay for the distance run as well as a donation per kilometer or a fixed contribution. Those who preferred to do their laps together instead of alone took part in the running event on October 28, 2018 on the Zürichhorn. Of course, the Spielzeit team and its numerous supporters also showed their full commitment on this occasion!

The Spielzeit team at “Rund4Kids”.