Out Doors Inc. (Out Doors) is a non-profit statewide community managed mental health organisation that uses the outdoor environment as the means of delivering a range of adventure, recreation and respite programs to people living with a mental illness.
These opportunities support our view that people learn best by “doing” and everyone has a right to adventure, excitement and exhilaration. Out Doors is opposed to stigma and discrimination and believes that all people have the right to make choices. As a result, programs focus on ability rather than illness or disability and it is believed that everyone can reach their potential through this positive and holistic approach.
Out Doors’ programs range from day, overnight and 2-5 day trips focused on the specific needs of people living with a mental illness.
New Participant Information Sessions
These sessions are the first step in becoming involved with Out Doors.
New Participant Days
These programs are the next step for new participants and are designed to provide an insight into the types of activities that are available.
These days offer a variety of programs from leisure to more active adventure activities.
Come & Try Days
‘Come & Try Days’ are a great opportunity for participants to try new activities such as canoeing, bushwalking, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc.
These programs are a great way to get out of the city for a few days and participate in activities while enjoying the outdoors.
Sequential Programs offer participants an opportunity to develop their skills in a particular activity over a number of weeks and may include overnight camps. The model used in this program is progressive and developmental, providing opportunities for participants to challenge themselves and go beyond the boundaries imposed by their everyday lives.
Our weekend programs are specifically designed for ageing carers living at home with their son or daughter with a dual disability (mental illness and intellectual disability). These programs are intended to develop participants’ independent living skills and enhance their participation in the wider community.