HEALING HEARTS PROJECT

THE BODY SHOP x AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION

The Body Shop has teamed up with Australian Childhood Foundation to bring love back to children affected by the trauma of abuse and violence.

The ‘Healing Hearts Project’ is a twelve month partnership, created to fund a therapeutic doll program to help children heal and recover from trauma they’re experiencing. The program includes the creation of 400 therapeutic dolls to be used by Australian Childhood Foundation professionals and carer’s in counselling sessions with children. The program will also provide 50 children with 200 additional counselling hours using the dolls, as well as specialist training for 100 professionals to work with the dolls.

The Body Shop aims to raise $70,000 over the next 12 months to support this therapeutic doll program.

This Christmas, we have decided to extend our existing partnership with the Australian Childhood Foundation. This will tie in with our Enchanted by Nature Christmas theme, and incorporates the known fact that spending time in natural untamed spaces boosts our physical and mental well-being. We understand the importance of incorporating living and breathing spaces into therapeutic environments. Our aim is to provide an environment whereby children can reengage with nature to support a sense of calm and connection.

Through a fun and exciting “Pay It Forward” prize within our Play & Win activation, Australian Childhood Foundation will receive a further $20,000 donation from The Body Shop Australia.

WHO IS AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION?
Australian Childhood Foundation was started over 30 years ago and works to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. They provide specialist therapy and support to children all across Australia and are passionate advocates for defending childhood, ensuring all children are loved and safe.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?!
$3 from every sale of Almond Milk & Honey Body Lotion is donated to Australian Childhood Foundation to support a therapeutic doll program. RRP $20.

THERAPEUTIC SENSORY DOLLS

The specialist dolls are used to help Australian Childhood Foundation counsellors explore the children’s senses and unlock the trauma held in their bodies. The dolls give children the chance to connect again with imagination and play to help them heal and recover.


At the Foundation, research has shown significant improvements in the functioning of children who have used the therapeutic dolls. All the children have reported an increased sense of being able to manage their stress levels across home, school and in social situations.

To find out more about Australian Childhood foundation visit www.childhood.org.au

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