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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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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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:
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:
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.
Kevin - Participant since 2014Out Doors Inc has provided me with challenging activities like white water rafting, canoeing adventures, enjoyable bush walks, concentrated socialising and team activities in bush settings. It presents the individual the opportunity to challenge themselves and be challenged that do not present in everyday life. Socialising, team activities and being embedded in the environment is great for expanding activities into everyday life.Kevin – Participant since 2014
Adam - Participant since 2010I have been a participant of Out Doors Inc for over 10 years. Previous to joining, I was isolated and unable to socialise at all. I started with short day activities and slowly progressed to 5-day camps. Now, my self-confidence and ability to interact one on one and in group situations has improved considerably. Outdoor activities keep me physically and mentally active while also being involved in team-building activities. My favourite camps are rafting, rock climbing and camping in tents. I have made lasting friendships through Out Doors Inc that I regularly keep in contact with outside the program. Out Doors Inc has successfully changed my life.Adam – Participant since 2010
Gary - Participant since 2012Out Doors Inc. has helped me by being able to spend time in the outdoors with other participants doing fun and challenging things. I think that my time with Out Doors Inc. has been wonderful and has assisted me in recovering from my mental illness and depression. It seems to me that Out Doors Inc. is an extremely affordable and low-cost service, and very user friendly. I like Out Doors Inc. and the trips that we go on and I hope more suitable people join along.Gary – Participant since 2012