Friends of HEAL Foundation Limited

Friends of HEAL Foundation Limited is a small-scale charity established in 2012. Their main activity is registered as mental healthcare primarily serving children - aged 6 to under 15 youth - 15 to under 25 migrants, refugees or asylum seekers people at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness victims of crime (including family violence) victims of disaster.

The FHEAL Foundation aims to offer direct relief of the helplessness, misfortune and distress experienced by children and young people of refugee background, and our activities have aligned well with this goal. The Foundation enables school-based Arts Therapy and Music Therapy for refugees. This involves supporting their education and cultural integration via the therapeutic relationship and creative therapy activities. Some newly arrived young refugees have experienced great challenges in their lives of dislocation and forced immigration, and have often received little or no education. They need help to settle into learning; to progress in their new lives. With the assistance of creative therapies, suffering is reduced, acculturation is assisted, and well-being is improved. FHEAL is dedicated to assisting these young newly arrived refugees in coping with past trauma and present settlement, by providing creative therapists in schools. Thirteen years of creative therapy at Milpera State High School in Brisbane, in the HEAL Program (Home of Expressive Arts in Learning), has demonstrated creative therapies can make a positive difference to mental health outcomes. The FHEAL Foundation wants to expand creative therapies into other high schools to assist more refugee young people. FHEAL has also been busy raising the funds to make the therapy happen.

Friends of HEAL Foundation Limited

Who They Help

  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • Victims of disaster
  • Victims of crime (including family violence)
  • People at risk of homelessness/ people experiencing homelessness
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15



Total employee expenses: $0 (0% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $0.

Revenue vs Expenses

Friends of HEAL Foundation Limited has seen an average annual decline of -4% in revenue versus a 40% p.a. increase in expenses. This imbalance can sometimes mean a challenge for long-term financial management.

Assets vs Liabilities

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Responsible People

Timothy Medhurst
Deputy Chairperson
Elisabeth Siganto
Adele Rice
Kelly Watson
Possibly also represents: Newman Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
Michael Clarke
Alice Tidmarsh
Julie Peel
William Griffin
Janelle Paterson

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction.

Office Address
35 Orontes Rd
QLD 4104
Operating States
Entity Type
Australian Public Company

A company is a non-individual client type. Company is defined to include a body corporate and any other unincorporated association or body of persons but does not include a partnership or a non-entity joint venture. Public Benevolent Institution

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