Summary of Independent Evaluation
Studies conclude our programs have beneficial outcomes. We are proud of this and will continue participating in extensive research over the coming years to provide further evidence of the impact of our work. Learning will be applied by incorporating new knowledge and research into practice to further improve the effectiveness of our programs.
Eva House Drug and Alcohol Program
Independent study funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in 2012. This report presents the findings of the independent evaluation of the Hennessy House Drug and Alcohol Program (please note Hennessy House was formerly known as Eva House).
Effectiveness of the Heal for Life Healing Program 2005 to 2009
An independent evaluation of the adult program carried out by Dr. C Edwards. This research was presented at various high profile conferences both in Australia and the USA. The report includes a longitudinal study carried out over four years by Liz Mullinar. Although the results cannot be said to prove permanent healing from mental illness they certainly indicate the results of a healing week are long term.
Heal for Life Qualitative Research Report
An independent qualitative study on our parenting program funded by the Federal Government. The research objectives were to understand and assess the value parents feel they have gotten from a Healing Week in terms of their parenting and to evaluate the perceived effects of the Parenting Week and how it might build on the Healing week experience.
Peer Support Research Report
An independent qualitative study from Newcastle University on the therapeutic benefits experienced by peer support volunteers at Heal For Life. The research objectives were to understand and assess the value peer support volunteers feel they receive from supporting others during Heal For Life healing programs.