Kevin Humphries



Shadow Minister for Mental Health Kevin Humphries, Heal For Life Foundation founder Liz Mullinar, TV personality and Heal For Life Foundation patron Mike Munro

Shadow Minister for Mental Health Kevin Humphries today congratulated the Heal For Life Foundation on the re-opening of its Kids Kamp cottage in the Hunter.

Mr Humphries said Kids Kamp was originally opened in 2003 to run week-long residential programs for children who had suffered from trauma and abuse however, the cottage was destroyed by fire in 2009 due to a power failure.

“With the aid of corporate funding and sponsors, the cottage has been rebuilt on a grander scale,” Mr Humphries said.

“This is a much needed facility that will go a long way in helping kids in crisis.”

The event was attended by over 100 guests and former trauma and abuse survivors who bravely shared their stories, including television personality Mike Munro.

Mr Humphries said the Heal For Life Foundation has helped countless individuals in dealing with the underlying issue of trauma, which if left untreated, can manifest into a mental illness.

“The Foundation’s mission is to provide effective healing from childhood trauma and abuse, by survivors for survivors – a very effective model,” Mr Humphries said.

“I find it rather embarrassing there are very limited public institutions in NSW that treat trauma, which more often than not, is at the epicentre one’s mental illness.

“I urge the Keneally Labor Government to shift the centre of gravity from the acute end of mental health and restore much needed community mental health services given the great work they do.

“Again, I commend Liz Mullinar, founder of the Heal For Life Foundation for her wonderful work in making her vision of treating trauma a reality, and giving hope to many individuals and their families,” Mr Humphries concluded.



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