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Participant Stories

Mental Health Month in Review

10/11/2020 By Out Doors Inc. October 2020 saw the Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Mental Health Month’ take place across Australia to help raise awareness of mental health issues in our society. ...

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Creative Recycling Project – the Responses!

9/11/2020 By Mo Carey and our Participants During the days of our Melbourne lockdown, we invited our readers to participate in a creative recycling project aimed at transforming rubbish destined for landfill into objects of use and unique beauty. Here are a few diverse examples of people’s ingenuity and talent.  ...

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Meet the Participant: Carole Hatherly

9/11/2020 By Natasha Wells Carole (Caz) is a long-time participant, mentor and now Council member at Out Doors Inc....

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Participant Stories: “Hello Springtime!”

9/11/2020 By Tammy Krslin Traditionally we associate Spring with rebirth and renewal anda prosperous time of growth in general when we are uplifted by the energy of warmer weather....

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Participant Stories: “Growing Potatoes in Spring”

9/11/2020 By John Gannon Potatoes don’t like frost but do like plenty of sunshine. They can be grown in the ground, or in containers, buckets or bags (as long as they have holes for drainage, this is important)....

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Participant Stories: “Important Dates to Remember”

6/10/2020 By Tammy Krslin There is something for everyone this October. Take a look at the list that we have compiled and get involved:...

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Meet the Team: Ben Wilkinson

5/10/2020 By Natasha Wells 1.How long have you been with Out Doors Inc? I started with Out Doors Inc at the beginning of 2020 in January. It has been an interesting first twelve months!! Luckily I was able to get out on a few programs before we had to close…...

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Participant Stories: “The Benefits of Gardening”

22/9/2020 By John Gannon Why Garden?  Personally I find gardening relaxing and therapeutic. I like watching things grow, gaining a yield, and cooking up the bounty. Growing locally in your backyard or pots on the balcony introduces you to the world of diverse plants, many which are nutritious and healthy to eat.…...

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Participant Stories: “Our Bright Adventure”

26/7/2020 By Brad Virgona A holiday that l really enjoyed with Out Doors Inc. was Bright in December 2019. ...

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Participant Stories: “Not a Patch on Wilsons Prom”

26/7/2020 By Bernie McCormick August marks Bernie’s involvement in Out Doors Inc for thirty years, and he reflected on this with Mo recently.   “That’s half a lifetime! I first did a 3-month program in 1991 when Out Doors was in Napier Street in the back of the church building.…...

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