Background to the national HEAL™ project

In July 2010, South Western Sydney Medicare Local, in partnership with ESSA, received funding to implement an Australia-wide rollout of the HEAL™ program. The funding was part of the Commonwealth’s Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) investment in preventive health and HEAL™ became one of six National Program Grant recipients under this initiative.

Becoming a HEAL™ facilitator

The HEAL™ project team would like to invite ESSA members and allied health practitioners from primary health service providers such as PHNs, community health services, Aboriginal health services, mental health services, general practices and private practices from all council areas in Australia to attend a HEAL™ training workshop and to run the program in their workplace or community.

HEAL™ training

HEAL™ facilitator training workshops may be arranged in your local area subject to demand (minimum 6 attendees). The HEAL™ project team have also created an online training (via webinar) option for those living in rural and remote locations. If you are interested in attending training, please contact the National Coordinator Sophia Parker. 


About HEAL™


HEAL™ Training Registration Form 2019- 20

HEAL™ licences 2019-20

ESSA members are able take out an individual HEAL™ licence with us at a discounted rate.  

If your ESSA membership has lapsed and you would like to renew it to take advantage of this offer please email

HEALTM Licence Application Form 2019-20  

For more information please contact the National Coordinator: Sophia Parker