As you can see, we have our enjoyable annual lunch coming up. This is the Sunday after Mother’s Day, so a ticket to this fun outing is a great pressie for lucky mums. I request and get the gift of my whole family attending each year, and they always enjoy it. I hope you and yours will join us. As usual it will include music, views and a great Silent Auction including art, homewares and accommodation. Tickets sales will commence soon via the website www.fheal.com.au. Bring family or friends and enjoy the view, the food, the auction, and the knowledge that you are assisting young refugee newcomers to feel included and available for learning.
How fortunate we were in March to enjoy “Songs of Hope and Healing”, a wonderful concert put on by QPAC to benefit our charity. We so enjoyed the great voices of Linda and Vika, were enthralled by a variety of World music by Jade and Mzaza, enjoyed the harmonies of the talented choralists, and so much more. Big thanks to Noni Hazelhurst for her part, and to John Kotzas and QPAC for their great professionalism and generosity. Thanks to our guests on the night, and for the donations online and in buckets!
I recently attended the FASSTT Conference (Federation of Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma) in Brisbane. It was good to see that research is showing that creative approaches to therapy are successful, once again confirming that in HEAL services we are right on track. I was also reminded of the excellent publication available online for those interested,”Refugee Transitions”. Lots of good reading, for the past 20 years, free downloads of the magazine at : https://www.startts.org.au/resources/refugee-transitions-magazine