What are the various Heartwell Programs?

The Heartwell Programs are designed to teach motor skills and develop physical conditioning in children and young adults living with varying levels of need.


Sessions involve Heartwell staff working with each young person/group to develop skills and abilities and to improve confidence and self-esteem. The ultimate goal is to integrate these children where possible into community sport and activity and foster a life long love and understanding of the importance of exercise.

Children and young adults eligible for this service must:

  • 1. Be referred as a person with a disability

  • 2. Be referred as a person living in disadvantaged circumstance

  • 3. Be referred by a Health or Education professional be a resident of Victoria

What skills are taught?


Initially, each young person will undergo a comprehensive test battery of fitness components and motor skills which forms a framework for devising an individualised plan which will include aims and objectives, resources needed to achieve these aims, a timeline and activities to be undertaken.

The aims for an individualised plan could include activities around:

  • Improving cardiac function
  • Improving flexibility
  • Decreasing body fat/Increased muscle mass
  • Improving muscular strength and endurance
  • Improving balance and agility
  • Increasing knowledge and execution of fundamental motor skills
  • Increasing self-esteem and feelings of can do.

What are some specific programs provided?


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