About Us

Higher Swing is the first Australian booking platform empowering kids mental health and wellbeing

Higher Swing gives every Australian family the ability to nurture their own child’s mental health and wellbeing by providing them with access to a range of programs.

Working in partnership with local business owners, Higher Swing offers a range of wellbeing programs and workshops for children aged 5 to 18 years.

We know that childhood can be difficult to navigate at times, and even though as a parent you’re trying your best, sometimes you don’t have all of the answers.

Higher Swing is a safe community where families can come together and be themselves, connecting with each other through shared experiences.

Why Higher Swing?

There has never been a more challenging time for young people in our society to navigate issues relating to mental health. 

About 1 in 7 children and adolescents aged 4 to 17 years have recently experienced a mental health disorder in Australia. The most common disorder is ADHD, followed by anxiety, depression and conduct disorder.

Having good mental health is key to the healthy development and emotional wellbeing of every child. 

Our mission is to improve the lives of future generations, by prioritising mental health and encouraging children to find better ways to feel good about themselves, adapt to change, build healthy relationships with others, and enjoy life.

Higher Swing can also be used as a useful referral option for school teachers, counsellors, psychologists, or allied health professionals wanting to provide families with preventative and proactive support in non-clinical environments.

meet the Founder - emma battelley

In 2020, I was faced with the very difficult challenge of supporting my children through a divorce. I was completely unprepared for how this major change in our lives would impact each of my three children, both mentally and emotionally.

After being referred to a GP by their school, we waited months to see a professional - only to have my children refuse to attend the sessions. I felt helpless.

I needed options to help them through this difficult time, but had no idea where to turn. My children wanted to have fun, but the thought of sitting in a counselling session filled them with anxiety. It was clear however, that they valued a perspective other than mine.

As parents, we all want the best for our children. There’s nothing more difficult than seeing your child unhappy. 

At Higher Swing, we connect families with proactive and prevenative programs hosted by our Community Partners. Our focus is to create a safe space where parents can feel empowered, knowing they always have options.

Who is important to us

Children

Children are the most important people in our world. We want nothing more than to enhance their sense of wellbeing and increase both confidence and resilience in the lives of the young people in our community.

Our programs aim to create community and connection, while encouraging children to feel comfortable while learning new skills, meeting new people, and engaging face-to-face interactions away from screens.

We encourage experience over things!

Parents & Caregivers

Let us eliminate the feeling of helplessness when you think you have tried everything. We know you want the best for your child, especially when they are struggling.

We aim to give you the simplest way to find a program to suit your child’s interests, helping to support their individual needs.

We are a child safe organisation and have implemented a WWCC verfication process for all program providers. 

Local Businesses

It is stressful trying to maximise participaton in your programs Especially when you know you have something to offer that will have a positive impact on a child's life.

We want to reduce the stress of marketing by professionally promoting your programs in a targeted way, directly to your key audience.

If you are a registered NDIS provider, we will help you continue to deliver your NDIS services. 

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