FHEAL is the Friends of HEAL Foundation which exists to provide creative arts therapy to young people of refugee backgrounds.

FHEAL’S mission is to provide direct relief from distress and enhance education and cultural integration for refugee adolescents. Further, FHEAL aims to increase the possibility of these young people experiencing the good mental health necessary to participate fully in learning and life.

Formed in 2012, FHEAL assists and advocates for the important mental health work provided by services such as HEAL (Home of Expressive Arts and Learning) at Milpera State High School which has been providing creative therapy since 2004.

The HEAL program is a Brisbane school-based mental health program which specialises in helping refugee kids’ well-being via creative methods.

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High Tea, Brisbane Golf Club

We’re holding a High Tea event on FRIDAY, 23 March to raise money for our friends at the Friends of HEAL Creative Therapy – FHEAL.  Fheal does great work supporting  the mental health of young people with a refugee background.

Bring your friends and rally around this great cause by simply purchasing a ticket for our delicious high tea experience.

Oh, and did we mention we have raffles, fashion parades, guest speaker Jane Griffin CEO of Friends of HEAL Foundation and much more!

For more information or to book contact reception at the Club on 3848 1008

QPAC – Songs of Hope and Healing

FHEAL GOOD AGAIN!   Songs of HOPE AND HEALING concert returns with special lead act Isaiah

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today announced the return of its joyous and uplifting Songs of Hope and Healing benefit concert. This year’s concert features Australian superstar guest artist Isaiah, in QPAC’s Concert Hall on Tuesday 27 March 2018.

Following the successful debut concert in 2015, Brisbane’s artistic community and popular guest soloists will again come together for Songs of Hope and Healing to raise funds to benefit young people of refugee backgrounds.

For one night only, QPAC’s Concert Hall will resonate with the sounds of top ten Eurovision Song Contest 2017 finalist and winner of X Factor 2016, Isaiah, Camerata-Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and acclaimed Tibetan musician and songwriter, Tenzin Choegyal. The exciting line-up also includes Hoang Pham, Percussimo, Queensland Conservatorium Brass, The QPAC Choir, Children’s Health Qld Community Choir and FHEAL Community Choir.
The concert will feature Botswana born community leader, Sharon Orapeleng, as MC, and Timothy Sherlock as Music Director.

Songs of Hope and Healing is presented by QPAC to raise funds for Friends of the Home of Expressive Arts and Learning (FHEAL).

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FHEAL’S mission is to provide direct relief from distress and enhance education and cultural integration for refugee adolescents. Further, FHEAL aims to increase the possibility of these young people experiencing the good mental health necessary to participate fully in learning and life.

Formed in 2012, FHEAL assists and advocates for the important mental health work provided by services such as HEAL (Home of Expressive Arts and Learning) at Milpera State High School, Brisbane which has been providing creative therapy since 2004. The HEAL program is a Brisbane school-based mental health program which specialises in helping aid well-being for refugee kids through creative methods.

QPAC Chief Executive Mr John Kotzas said the Centre is pleased to once again support FHEAL and its mission to assist Brisbane based young people of refugee backgrounds through creative arts therapy.

“As the state’s leading performing arts centre and a public institution it’s important to understand and reflect our cultures and communities. Experiencing and learning through art is an important way for people to relate to the world. It is therefore a natural fit for QPAC to assist FHEAL in its endeavour to foster opportunities for cultural expression, connection and understanding through the arts,” said Mr Kotzas.

FHEAL Chairperson, Ms Adele Rice said Songs of Hope and Healing is an inspirational concert with many talented performers coming together for a great cause.
“Our HEAL therapists do a brilliant job working in five schools across Brisbane with young people who have endured traumatic experiences in their refugee journeys. Through the use of creative arts therapies including Arts Psychotherapy and Music Therapy, we see amazing results in improving the well-being and settlement outcomes for these future young Australian citizens,” said Ms Rice.

The inaugural Songs of Hope and Healing concert was presented by QPAC on 28 August 2015 and raised a total of $15,000.
Don’t miss the family ‘FHEAL’ good benefit concert of the year, Songs of Hope and Healing – one night only in QPAC’s Concert Hall on Tuesday 27 March 2018. To book go to www.qpac.com.au or phone 136 246.

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Who we are…..

FHEAL exists to raise funds to enable creative arts therapists to support the mental health needs of young people of a refugee background

What we do…..

Our therapists work with young people who have endured traumatic experiences in their refugee journeys.
They use creative arts therapies including:

  • Arts Psychotherapy
  • Music Therapy

Why donate…..

Your money will directly impact the well-being of future Australian citizens. It will be used to:

  • Provide Therapy
  • Support Research
  • Improve Settlement Outcomes

Make a donation in the name of a friend or loved one.

Many gifts available and all provide relaxation, support and help for young refugees through Arts and Music Therapy so they can move on from the traumatic effects of war, grief, loss, and displacement, and find peace.

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