Becoming a HEAL™ Facilitator
The HEAL™ project team invite tertiary-trained health and exercise professionals from 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.
Only individuals who have completed a HEAL™ facilitator training course and hold or are covered by a current HEAL™ licence may deliver the program. To be eligible for HEAL™ Facilitator training, individuals must be a tertiary-trained health professionals, including, but not limited to: Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Exercise Scientist, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Diabetes Educator, Registered Nurse, Aboriginal Health Worker, Health Promotion Officer, or Occupational Therapist.
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 option via webinar.
Click here to download the HEAL™ Facilitator Training information
New course available:
Click here to complete the Online HEAL™ Facilitator Training Registration Form
Deliver the HEAL™ Program within the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN (HNECCPHN)
Kinetic Medicine, in partnership with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), has been awarded funding to provide mental health services and in-reach support for older Australians by implementing and delivering the Mental Health version of the Healthy Eating, Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL™) Program in the Mid-Coast and Port Stephens LGA and throughout the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN (HNECCPHN).
Expressions of Interest are now open until the end of July 2021 for health professionals to deliver the funded Healthy Eating, Activity & Lifestyle (HEAL™) Program within the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download the HEAL™ Facilitator License information
Click here to download the HEAL™ Facilitator License application form
HEAL™ Facilitator Testimonials
“I have had two very simple, yet rewarding success stories, with two separate participants sharing with me that they were able to tie their own shoelaces for the first time in years after completing the program.”
– Chris Moore, AEP Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Program
“Received an email from a participant who went on to lose 12 kg post HEAL™ – she has sent me a photo of 12kg worth of 1kg sugar bags in a shopping trolley as a representation of how well she had progressed.”
– Megan Hardy, Dietician Cockburn Healthy Lifestyle Program
“It’s fun, inclusive, diverse, and conveys a holistic and client centred group program. We steer away from prioritising weight loss as a measure of success. The goal setting every few weeks keeps our participants motivated, we support them to continue working towards their goals. HEAL™ is by far my most favourite program I deliver!”
– Ellen Smith, Health Promotion Officer WACHS
“Up until recently we have not plugged the program on social media and still fill our programs with a wait list 2-4 weeks prior to starting session 1 of the program.
” – Steven Royle, AEP & AES Ipswich
Additional HEAL™ Resources
If you have questions about any aspect of the HEAL™ program please contact the National Coordinator, Giorgia Brennan.