The Wishing Well foundation – fulfilling wishes, holistic healing


You may be wondering about The Wishing Well Foundation and what it is that we actually do. The Wishing Well Foundation was established in 2010 to fund therapy and other remedial services for traumatised children and young people in the Child Protection Sector. This includes children and young people that are currently within the foster care industry, in foster and residential care. These children have often suffered serious trauma, abuse and neglect and they may not be receiving the therapies they require.

Our Foundation aims to provide these therapies as they are needed. We are able to offer a range of holisitc healing and treatment options not available to them in the mainstream, including art therapy, play therapy, massage therapy, equine-assisted psychotherapy, educational support, tutoring and remedial work, heal for life camps and nutritional guidance.

We raise our funds from sources which include corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and through fund raising activities at community events. Without the generous donations from the public and our sponsors, The Wishing Well would not be able to fund the variety of treatment options available to help children heal from abuse and trauma.

Our board members share a passionate commitment to assist these children to receive targeted and effective therapies and services, and we sincerely thank those community members who join with us in assisting the most vulnerable children and young people in our community.

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person


The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:



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