HEAL in Schools

HEAL is a targeted, early intervention response for recently arrived refugee students, helping them navigate their trauma-recovery, settle into schools and bridge the gap of their disrupted schooling, through:

  • Individual and small group therapy
  • Transition support
  • Crisis support

Expressive arts therapies are evidence-based and delivered by qualified arts and music therapists.  HEAL therapists work with school staff, families, cultural communities and other service providers to support young people in our program.

The HEAL program supports students to:

  • Improve their emotional regulation in the classroom
  • Engage with learning
  • Improve their relationships with teachers and peers
  • Increase their self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve their mental health

HEAL’s expressive therapies are less stigmatising for young people, have a focus on fun and creativity, are effective at reducing stress and isolation, and foster connection and positive relationships.

An evidence-based, whole school approach to wellbeing

Expressive arts therapies are evidence-based and delivered by qualified arts and music therapists. HEAL therapists work with school staff, families, cultural communities, and other service providers to support young people in our program.

HEAL therapists are based in schools, often as members of the School Wellbeing Team, supporting wider school activities focused on wellbeing and positive culture for the entire staff and student body.

Students are always telling me how much HEAL has helped them.

Students leave HEAL seeming calm and happy.

HEAL has helped students to build their emotional resilience.

HEAL currently works in the following Queensland schools:

Talk to HEAL about our school-based services

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