Letter from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Received 26 August 2014)
“The Government is also committed to supporting the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. We know the effects of child abuse can last a lifetime and survivors face numerous hurdles. Organisations such as Heal For Life Foundation are essential in this work. I would like to congratulate you and your staff on the important work you do.”
We provide a proven, long lasting solution in a safe and supportive environment.
We have helped over 5,500 people heal during the last fifteen years.
Over 90% of people who have attended our residential retreats have said it was ”life changing” or “very positive”.
Our healing programs are carefully designed to help survivors understand the impact trauma has had on their lives. We provide knowledge and tools to help heal from the past and create a new and better future.
Learn more by visiting our Programs page.
“Public Mental Health Services are not resourced for the long term management of the sequelae of childhood trauma. NGOs such as the “Heal For Life” programme are an urgently needed and valuable resource for unresolved trauma issues.” Dr Andrew Walker, FRANZCP, M.Psychotherapy (UNSW), Psychiatrist, Toronto, NSW (April 2015)
“Words cannot describe the gratitude I am feeling to have been given the gift of healing. I can only describe the week here as “magical”, like a fairytale. Witnessing my true self emerge from all the lies and false beliefs felt like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. I know 100% I have found my safe place. I can now sit quietly with myself and feel my feelings. I was absolutely terrified to drop my guard. The wall I built to protect my heart fell away ever so gently. The peer support volunteers at Heal for Life are my Angels.” Karen Alexander (April 2015)
“I really enjoyed my week here @ heal for life, in fact I didn’t want it to end, met heaps of wonderful people and can’t wait to return in July for 2 weeks, all the support team workers were amazing, and have helped me for the better so thank you very much I appreciate it heaps.” Krystal (March 2015)
“It seems ‘seamless’. It feels solid and secure and strong. You offer what you are. The information I was given before I came was exactly spot on. I will be back I hope. Again, thank you.” Niki (Feb 2015)
“When I fall down emotionally they are there to hold me safely. They made me feel they are with me.” Carlo, Philippines (Jan 2015)
“I loved the program because it gave us the freedom to choose healing for ourselves. I never felt forced to do something. Thank you Heal for Life Philippine Team for a successful healing week.” Trish (November 2014)
“It has been a profound experience and it’s indescribable. Thank you so much. It has been amazing.” Angela K (October 2014)
“I’d like to do my Masters in Psychology research on the 20 year anniversary of the miracle of this place.” Kate C (Sept 2014)