Heart Start Program

The HeartStart Program is a schools based program motor skills and fitness based program designed for children with special needs. HeartStart is a collaborative venture between Heartwell and participating schools and involves selected students participating in a six month group program designed to assist with the development of fundamental sports skills, improving health related fitness and enhancing self-confidence for greater involvement in activities.


HeartStart is a jointly funded venture between Heartwell and the school and has proven to have a range of excellent outcomes.

The program is run in specialist schools as well as main stream schools with an integration program.

How is this program accessed?

This program runs throughout the school year and is arranged by schools completing the attached expression of interest form.

Where is the service provided?

Sessions are school based and currently provided throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area.

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