Lesley Porter founded The Goodlife Farm to help young people who’ve suffered the kind of abuse and neglect that scarred her own childhood.
She does this in an extraordinary way – putting troubled lives back on track by forging strong bonds with animals and nature.
The Goodlife Farm is a 10 week therapeutic group program for young people aged 10-15 years. This therapeutic group program caters for young people from a diverse range of backgrounds; from minor challenges to complex needs.
The program provides an interactive, hands-on farm experience designed to build coping skills, resilience, mastery and self-esteem. Participants are supported to engage in a wide range of farm based activities including cooking and diet, building and construction, gardening, animal care, general farm maintenance, relaxation/ self-care and team work.