OUR PEOPLE

Liz Mullinar AM, B.Th, M.Couns – Founder & Facilitator

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Liz is a survivor of childhood trauma and child abuse. She originally founded ASCA followed by the Heal For Life Foundation (Mayumarri) in 1999, utilising her innate knowledge as a survivor of child abuse to formulate a programme to empower others to heal themselves from child abuse. Liz has authored two books “Breaking The Silence” and “The Liz Mullinar Story” published by Hodder Headline to encourage anyone who has suffered from childhood trauma or abuse to heal. She was awarded an order of Australia in 1997, A Centenary Medal in 2000 and honoured on “This is Your life” in 2001. She was awarded the first Humanitarian Award in 2003 and in 2009 she was named NSW Volunteer of the Year. In 2010 Liz was a NSW finalist for the Australian of the Year – Local Hero. Liz has 2 sons, 3 step-daughters and six grandchildren. lizmullinar@healforlife.com.au

Rod Phillips – Director

  Rod is Liz’s husband. He has worked tirelessly to support Liz in her healing journey and now provides strong management of the Heal For Life Foundation in his role as Director of the Trustee. Rod had a lifetime career in advertising agency management and remains a partner in Showcast (the Australasian Casting Directory for Film and TV). rod@healforlife.com.au

Nic Phillips – Registrations and Program Coordinator

Denise Kelly – Aboriginal Coordinator and Facilitator

Denise is an Aboriginal woman from the Wiradjuri nation and has been involved with Heal For Life since 2005. Denise has extensive experience in education and in supporting Aboriginal children and families. Denise’s experience in culturally appropriate education is now being applied to support Indigenous people heal from childhood trauma and abuse. Denise has adapted and facilitated Aboriginal healing weeks to meet the particular needs of Aboriginal people. She has completed her Heal For Life Certificate in Trauma Healing, is a trained facilitator and has been invited to share her knowledge and wisdom with health professionals from all over Australia. [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

Lucy Huntington –  Facilitator (UK & Aus)

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Lucy’s first contact with Heal For Life was as their Landscape and Garden Design Consultant when back in 1997 she prepared the landscape drawings for the Healing Centre in NSW.  Since then she has committed a part of her time each year as a volunteer with the Heal For Life Foundation programme. Lucy is a survivor of extreme childhood trauma and has undertaken Counsellor training in the UK followed by a Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Counselling at St John’s College Nottingham, UK.  In Australia she has been trained as a peer support volunteer and more recently as a facilitator for the HFL programme.  She is now a part of the team  who run healing weeks in the UK. 

Bernie Broughton – Counsellor & Facilitator

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Bernie is a Maori woman (Kiwi working as a volunteer  counsellor for our peer support volunteers. She moved to Australia as a single woman at the end of 1986 and met her partner in Sydney. Together they have three children.  Bernie believes in Heal For Life. She did her first healing week in 2011 and enrolled to do her carer training that same year. She is currently training to become a facilitator.

Rosalie Robinson, Community Coordinator

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I’ m Rosalie I did a healing week as a guest in October 2006, received so much support and understanding from the Peer Support Volunteers (PSV) that I decided to return in February 2007 to train as a PSV and also volunteer my services whenever I could. I have done numerous certificates including Bachelor of Nursing and I’m currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Counselling at ACAP in Sydney to further enrich my knowledge to support people with their healing. I volunteer as the Community Coordinator and PSV Representative. I enjoy my work as I believe in supporting people whenever I am able. Rosalie gives tirelessly of her time and energy and is a valuable member of the HFLF community. community@healforlife.com.au 

 Joseph Cause, Property/Maintanence Coordinator

 
Joe Cause has been involved with Heal for Life for many years now and is currently a resident on the property in the role of property maintenance, looking after the land and giving back to Heal for Life as it is so dear to his heart.   Joe has over 15 years experience in grounds maintenance and in identifying, collecting, preserving and caring for Australian native flora.   

The Heal For Life Foundation community includes residents, volunteers, supporters and staff.  All the residents are volunteers, and most are survivors of childhood trauma.