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.

The Boxties

FHEAL Community Choir is Back

Early this year, the Boxties and the HEAL Foundation (FHEAL) combined to form the FHEAL Community Choir, which sang in QPAC’s Songs of Hope and Healing Concert in the Brisbane Concert Hall.

The project was an outstanding success for all who were part of it, and now the Boxties and FHEAL are bringing the choir back.

Anyone from the community, student (13 and over) or adult, is welcome to come along and take part (provided they can get to rehearsals regularly). There is no cost to participate.

The Friends of HEAL Community Choir will be rehearsing on Sundays 1:00pm to 3:00pm, beginning 9 September 2018 at the QPAC Merivale Street Studios. There will also be some rehearsals in the September school holidays to prepare for a combined concert with the Boxties and students of the Boxties Music School.

If you’re interested in being part of the new choir, please fill in the expression of interest form and we will email you with more details.

To complete the expression of interest form or view the complete rehearsal schedule, follow the link http://www.theboxties.com/fheal-community-choir/

Looking forward to seeing you at the first rehearsal!



Our Good Friends at Brisbane Golf Club are holding a Trivia night…

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.

© Copyright - Friends of Heal