My Story of Overcoming Childhood Trauma

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There are a lot of misconceptions that exist about childhood trauma. The first is that only certain types of children experience trauma. Children who come from poor families, or families who live in certain areas. Children whose parents smoke and … Continued

Prioritising Family Mental Health

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With World Mental Health Day, celebrated annually on 10 October, a lot of focus is placed on individual mental health. However, something that is less often discussed is the importance of mental health within families. Children do not only rely … Continued

Freedom Day

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As South Africa celebrates Freedom Day on April 27th, it is a time to reflect on the progress that has been made in the country over the past decades, but also to acknowledge the challenges that still remain. Despite the … Continued

Who is HealingLeaves?

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HealingLeaves was founded in 1997 by Andre and Dienie Kotze as a means to support the most vulnerable people in their community, first focusing on the Gauteng area, and then on the community of Cornelia after the family relocated there … Continued