top of page


'I reached out to Annie at Whole self in 2022 as our 11 year old son was struggling with friendships and being bullied at school.
Due to extreme anxiety from being physically beaten up at his mainstream school we needed to withdraw our son 1 month earlier than he was due to finish, this was when the beautiful people at whole self stepped in.
Our son attended their group twice a week until Christmas and he was immediately a changed boy. He had found his people! He was happy, he was excited to go, and he was talking about his new friendships. 
This year we attempted distance education for our son however due to many avoidable issues with the set up and communication from the college our son withdrew 2 days in. Annie and her beautiful team came to his aide once again and the anxiety subsided. Our family are forever grateful to the team at Whole self for their compassion, love, understanding and support. The team at whole self are an extension to our family, they are the village our family belong to.'

Alison Heinz, participant parent

'At the time we enrolled our teen into the W.I.L.L program she was experiencing significant impacts due to her disabilities. These included self-harming, depression, severe levels of anxiety and disengaged from her schooling. She was failing all her subjects and was at significant risk socially.The program has changed the life of our daughter and our family. The intensive support she receives through W.I.L.L has reduced her anxieties and allowed her to blossom and excel in ways that were not possible for her before. She is no longer self-harming and the symptoms of her disabilities have improved with the increase of her self-esteem and self-confidence. More importantly, she is now back at school full time and got an A for her math exam.'

Parent of program participant (names withheld for privacy)

'As a single mother I constantly questioned myself, am I doing the right thing, have I found the right support network, where can I go for more support and many many more questions! My son was accepted into the W.I.L.L program in mid 2019, and there has been no looking back. He is now leading a successful life, a life I never thought he could have.'

Parent of program participant (names withheld for privacy)

bottom of page