Letter recommending our training (received 2 October 2015)

“I was privileged enough to attend the two day training workshop at Woomera (Albury) earlier this year. Firstly, I commend you and your team for providing access to this invaluable workshop. More importantly, I would endorse the type of program conducted by ‘Heal for Life’ as an invaluable method of assisting those most difficult of clients to make positive changes to their lives. These clients often present as clients of multiple agencies and are at high risk of harm to themselves or others. Many of these people have often been ‘written off’ as too difficult to deal with, or beyond help.” David Cottee, Detective Chief Inspector, Albury Local Area Command, NSW

Testimonial recommending our work (received April 2015)

“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)

Do you want to heal from childhood abuse or trauma, depression, anxiety, self harm or poor relationships?

We provide a proven, long lasting solution in a safe and supportive environment.

We have helped nearly 6,000 people heal during the last sixteen 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 the knowledge to understand and some tools to help you start healing from the past so you can create a new and better future.

You can learn more by visiting our Programs page.



“It was a pleasure to spend my time with such courageous people and such devoted helpers. I cannot understand why our governments don’t use Heal For Life as a model for their own mental health organisations to copy” Brian Christie (December, 2016)

 “ I thank God for the provision of this place” Denise Bow (December, 2016)

 “The support team  deserve medals for being so unbelievably caring, strong and simply amazing. Thank you for saving my life!” Stephanie Buckland (December, 2016)

“Life-changing, filled with love. I will never be the same again. I’ve been given the tools I’ve always needed. Wish I had found you years ago” Carol James (November, 2016)

“An amazingly supportive environment – more so than I could have imagined. If anyone has any concerns about the environment please read more testimonials. This has been an invaluable experience for me. Thank you” Nadine (November, 2016)

“You have changed my life” Te Raumati Ra Poutama (November, 2016)

“Thank you from  the bottom of my heart for an amazing week.  Bless you all” Dominique Khoury (November, 2016)

“Attending a Heal for Life residential program is THE best thing I’ve ever done for myself. The program is simplistic yet incredibly effective. One week at HFL has helped me dissolve more emotional and creative blocks than 17 years of other therapies. The program itself helped me put years of therapeutic learning into practical applications. Taking the time to integrate the learning has had profound overflow effects in every aspect of my life. Each of the volunteers is uniquely amazing and it is an honour to heal alongside so many other beautiful, strong and akin souls.” Kelly Lawn (September, 2016)

“Trauma is the most avoided, ignored, denied, misunderstood and untreated cause of human suffering.” Dr Peter Levine, Author of Waking the Tiger.