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. Find out if the participant is eligible.
Out Doors Inc. participants are eligible to attend our services under the following funding streams. Click here for full eligibility criteria.
- NDIS Participants (16-64)
- Non-NDIS Participants (16-64)
- Seniors (65+)
2. Make sure we’re the right fit for your participant.
Book your participant in for a New Participant Information Session to make sure Out Doors is the right service for them. Please note, this is optional. If you and your participant are comfortable with the information on the website, they can proceed directly to an Intake Assessment.
3. Book an Intake Assessment.
Call or email us to book an in-person Intake Assessment at our office. Participants need to complete the forms below and bring them to their appointment:
- Participant Information and Medical Form. Download here. (Please note Part 2 of this form needs to be signed by the participant’s GP/Psychiatrist/Psychologist.)
- Expression of Interest Form. Download here. (Have a look at our upcoming programs and let us know what programs your participant is interested in attending.)
PLUS, if your participant has an NDIS Plan, you’ll also need to:
- Generate a quote with our NDIS Fee Calculator. Click here. Participants need to bring a printed, signed copy to their Intake Assessment.
- Participants are required to sign a Service Agreement with Out Doors based on the quote and goals within their NDIS Plan. This is completed at the Intake Assessment.
4. Accept our invitation.
If your participant is suitable for our services and we’re suitable for them, they will be invited to their first program. This generally happens on the day of their Intake Assessment if all the required information has been completed. If there is any outstanding information, the participant will receive their invite once this has been provided.
5. Join us outdoors!
Your participant can go on their first Out Doors program. We can’t wait to see them there.
Note: All new or returning participants (who have not engaged with our services for more than 12 months) are required to participate in a 1-day activity followed by an overnight activity before progressing to multi-overnight programs.
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.
If you (or your client) are on an NDIS plan, you can use our NDIS Fee Calculator to get a quote in a few easy steps 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:
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