Camp to help girls heal from trauma
GIRLS aged 12 to 17 who have been impacted by trauma or abuse will have the opportunity to begin their healing journeys next month with Heal For Life WA.
Six scholarships are available for the five-day residential camp beginning on April 29 at Myalup Pines Cottages, where participants will be supported by peer support volunteers who are survivors themselves.
The camp is beneficial for youth exhibiting symptoms including depression.
The camp is the first of its kind in WA and will cover workshops such as effects of trauma on the brain, boundaries, self nurturing, self acceptance, conflict resolution and life skills.
Heal For Life vice-chairwoman Penny Garvey said the camp would not be possible without funding from the Chefs’ Long Table Lunch.
“They are just a huge supporter of Heal For Life and they believe in the work we do,” Ms Garvey said.
“They understand that we get results which is all about helping our youth begin their heal- ing journey. “There is such a need in the community because our youth are dealing with so many issues – bullying, physical and emotional trauma, sexual abuse, divorce – it goes so deep.”
Ms Garvey said participants also had the opportunity to create lifelong bonds with other youth who have been through similar battles.
She said applicants needed to fully understand the week was about healing and be ready to make a change in their lives.
For more information contact 0439 973 285.