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Be Centre Foundation

As one of the largest specialist Play Therapy centres in the world, Be Centre Foundation is proud to be leading the way in making Play Therapy accessible to kids in Australia – transforming countless lives along the way.


Did you know?

  • 50% of children with mental illness continue to struggle in adulthood

  • 50% of adult mental illness begins before the age of 14

  • Mental illness is costing Australia between $43-$70 billion each year

  • 1 in 4 children are exposed to domestic violence which can cause ongoing mental health issues


Be Centre Foundation assists children aged 3-12 with emotional, behavioural, psychological and social issues using play therapy. They are dedicated to early intervention, stopping cycles of harm and helping children heal from difficulties and major trauma so that they can thrive. 

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Why Play Therapy is important

The problem is, kids don’t often respond to typical methods of trauma intervention that work with adults. They don’t process things the same way we do. They communicate differently.

Above all, kids understand the world through play. Play therapy isn’t just a fun intervention – it’s one of the most effective ways of helping a child heal after trauma.

Play Therapy was developed to give children another type of support; one that taps into their most natural means of learning and expression. Through play, kids can work through emotions and experiences from mild behavioral issues to serious trauma, in a safe space that’s centred on them – feeling a sense of acceptance, encouragement and freedom.

Well-established and evidence-based, Play Therapy is an approach founded on a number of psychological theories. It has been widely used in the UK and US and is fast gaining recognition in Australia as an effective intervention and therapy.

MPS + Be Centre Foundation

Mosman Public School is excited to be working with Be Centre Foundation for 2022/2023 as our chosen charity. We hope to raise awareness of this amazing foundation and power of play therapy.

Your generosity provides:

  • $15 will provide kids materials for 3 x Play Therapy sessions

  • $30 will provide a ‘Need to play - Therapeutic Play Bag’ for kids impacted by recent flooding

  • $60 will provide arts and crafts for “Hear Me Play” play therapy program

  • $167 will provide funds for a one-on-one play therapy for an at-risk child.

  • $1,000 provides a 6-week scholarship for one-on-one play therapy sessions

  • $2,000 takes 1 child off our waitlist and into a 12-week 'Hear Me Play' Therapy program


How you can get involved

You can help the Mosman Public School kids meet their fundraising targets for Be Centre Foundation in 2 easy ways: 


  1. Register for the Mini-Mos – Complete a one-off donation to Be Centre Foundation when you register to run the 2k, 5k, or 10k.

  2. Donate - If this isn't your year to run you can still support Be Centre Foundation, just donate here.


For any questions about fundraising please contact Laura Kahar at


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