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.



“The program is amazing, wouldn’t change anything about it.” Alex Irvine (April, 2017)

“This experience is an amazing process, run by a dedicated, authentic team of volunteers which is the key to its success.” Cathi (April, 2017)

” Has been the best experience of my life. Highly recommend HFL, don’t be scared, this place rocks.” K.Perrin (April, 2017)

“The calibre of the carers was world class!” Martina V  (April, 2017)

“Exceeded my expectations. I recommend it as a giant step in your healing journey.” Sheeley Wheeldon  (April, 2017)

“I had an amazing week, grateful to all the team for keeping me safe and supported.” Martin Yates  (April, 2017)

“Gratitude does not cover it! HFL has changed my life. I would especially encourage men to attend. My two visits have been such a blessing” Don Fairlie (March, 2017)

“This week has changed the way I look at everything but most importantly myself. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I feel hope I never thought I would” Theo Butler (March, 2017)

“The support and encouragement was outstanding. I’m eternally grateful to the whole team from HFL” Oriana Russell (March, 2017)

“The strength and experience our leaders had to offer was amazing. And to be there to HEAL with other SURVIVORS  is what is so empowering” Anna Neville (March, 2017)

“Transformation, forever grateful. Thanks with all my heart. I now see light at the end of the tunnel which for so long just felt like a hole” Karma Selth (March, 2017)

“Life changing. Great process, easy to implement and the week gave me skills to take home” Christina Love (February, 2017)

“I learned so much this week. This has been such a shock to my system but funnily enough I feel that I have more energy” Joshua Thompson (February, 2017)

“Because of the workshops and the support from the team I have been able to confidently begin my healing journey” Alexander Buist (February 2017)

“I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to come to such a blessed and safe place – to be supported, nurtured and loved for my healing process”  Tracey Ginder (January, 2017)

“So, so grateful for the breakthroughs of this week – the HFL model is BRILLIANT” Helen Maguire (January, 2017)

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