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Participant Stories: “Non-Alcoholic Mocktail Recipe”

17/12/2020 By John Gannon Celebrate the festive season with a non-alcoholic, Gin-free mocktail! Recipe by Miriam Nice, BBC Good Food (November 2018). Ingredients  5 cardamom pods  1/2 cucumber  1 chamomile teabag  1/2 bunch mint leaves, plus extra to garnish  1 strip lemon zest  5 cloves  1/2 bunch rosemary  tonic water, to top-up  ice  few pomegranate seeds , to…...

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Participant Stories: “Growing Healthy Herbs”

17/12/2020 By John Gannon Rosemary is an easy herb to grow. It grows well from a cutting, which becomes a clone of the original plant. It can be easily grown in a container or pot. It is high in antioxidants, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory compounds. It has a high nutrient level of vitamins and…...

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Participant Stories: “Out Doors’ Wellbeing Convention 2018″

17/12/2020 By Brad Virgona THIS WAS THE SECOND five-day participant convention organised by Out Doors Inc and it was very successful.  60 participants living with mental health issues aged 16 – 92 years.  There were several workshops and activities that participants could choose to be involved with, including tai chi meditation, personal reflection in the bush, nutrition…...

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Participant Stories: “Mindfulness Exercises”

17/12/2020 By Stephen Duff l would like to share a simple mindfulness technique that I’ve picked up along the journey so far.  I try to be mindful of using this technique when I’m starting to feel anxious or overwhelmed.   Firstly, l acknowledge the anxiety in my physical body through my thoughts.   Secondly, l attempt to slow…...

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Participant Stories: “Benefits of Walking”

17/12/2020 By Stephen Duff Time to get out and smell the roses… literally! What’s not to like about walking? It’s free, it’s easy on the joints, and there’s no question it’s good for you. It also lowers the risk of blood clots, since the calf acts as a venous pump, contracting…...

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Out Doors releases Jan-June 2021 Program Calendar!

18/11/2020 Out Doors is pleased to announce the release of our Program Calendar for January-June 2021. ...

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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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