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Out Doors Inc - Challenging Approaches to Better Mental Health

Out Doors Inc

Out Doors Inc. (Out Doors) is the only organisation in Victoria that delivers recreation and adventure activities (day trips, overnight programs and 2-5 day camps) for older teens and adults living with a mental illness in Victoria. We utilise the natural environment to promote mental health and well-being. We assist people to become more confident, active and motivated, focusing on ability rather than illness or disability.

So why do we do this...? Because our programs work.

Ongoing surveys and feedback from our participants and referring agencies is that our programs improve people's outlook and feelings of self-esteem and confidence. These are essential foundations for the process of rehabilitation.

Out Doors adventures have helped participants to better connect with other group members, family, friends as well as the broader community.

In 2010, Out Doors ran 114 programs and assisted 1461 participants.

The demand for our service far exceeds our capacity to meet them. Consequently, there is a 9 month waiting period for those who wish to access our programs.

How will the funds be used?

Funds received will be used to increase our capacity to meet the demand and to expand our services to the rural areas of Victoria which are poorly supported by mental health services.

Key areas of expenditure

  • Expand capacity to meet demands.
  • Expand services to rural areas.
  • Continuation of the successful Mentors Program.
  • Development of programs to integrate program alumni into the community.

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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