The Healing Foundation supports people to better understand their trauma and we work with communities to lead their own healing solutions. We have provided healing for over 7000 Stolen Generations survivors and their families through a range of different projects that address their unique needs. The Healing Foundation has brought a national focus on trauma and healing in Australia.
Our projects are designed to encourage collective healing, where people are supported and empowered to heal through group activities such as gatherings and family reunions. This is particularly important for Stolen Generations survivors who were institutionalised and had connections with land and culture damaged. More than 70% of Stolen Generations survivors that have participated in our projects have reported an improved ability to care for their loss and grief and nearly 80% said they now have an increased sense of belonging and connection to culture. Our Stolen Generations work is supported by an expert reference Group made up of Stolen Generations’ survivors.