Out Doors Inc. works closely with Health Providers who would like to refer their participant to our adventure and recreation programs for better mental health.

These include Support Workers, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Psychologists and more.

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1. Referral Process

2. Eligibility (NDIS, non-NDIS and Seniors)

3. Agency Services

4. Success Stories

How do I Refer a Participant to Out Doors?

If you’re ready to refer your participant to Out Doors, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Click “Refer a Participant” below to download our referral form (note: the medical form included must be also be completed by a General Practitioner or Psychiatrist).

Step 2: Once the completed form has been received, your participant will be invited to the next information session (held every 6 – 8 weeks and runs for approximately one hour).

Step 3: Following the information session, our Intake and Community Liaison Coordinator (ICLC) will arrange a time to meet your participant for a one on one intake assessment meeting (the purpose of this meeting is to discuss their goals and determine if Out Doors is able to support and provide activities of interest that link to these).

Step 4: If Out Doors is able to support your participant, they can begin choosing their programs.

Note: all new participants regardless of their funding agreement, must attend a day program and an overnight program before being able to attend multi-overnight activities.

Interested in Referring a Participant to Out Doors?
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To view our Participant Handbook, visit our ‘Policies and Statements‘ page.

Eligibility

NDIS Participants (16-64)

Out Doors is a registered NDIS Provider (#4050002688).

Participants who have an NDIS Plan are eligible to attend an Out Doors program.

You can download a copy of Out Doors Weekday NDIS Fee Schedule by clicking here, and the Weekend NDIS Fee Schedule by clicking here.

Non-NDIS Participants (16-64)

Participants who do not have an NDIS Plan can access Out Doors services under our Planned Respite funding. The eligibility criteria for this funding stream is the participant must:

  • be aged 16 – 64

  • have an informal carer

  • have a diagnosed mental health issue

  • live in the North or Eastern Metropolitan Regions of Melbourne

Seniors (65+)

Seniors who have an NDIS Plan are eligible to attend an Out Doors program.

Seniors who do not have an NDIS Plan can access Out Doors services under our Seniors Health Promotion funding stream. Eligible participants must:

  • be 65+

  • be at risk or living with a mental health issue

  • live in the North or Western Metropolitan Regions of Melbourne

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Agency Services

Out Doors is committed to working in partnership with other agencies to plan and develop programs that meet the needs of their consumers.

The complexity and length of the program depend on the ability of the group and individual goals. Out Doors can offer agencies day programs as well as sequential and overnight activities.

Out Doors has more than 30 years’ experience working with various cultural groups and communities, specialising in education and skill development in a social, practical, and less structured environment. Our programs improve learning outcomes as well as the overall wellbeing of people who are vulnerable and in need of support.

For further information on our Agency Services, please contact us.

Success Stories