I came to Recovery Camp as a student nurse needing to complete my placement for mental health. I chose this opportunity as a way for me to step outside my comfort zone and more importantly a way for me to gain a deeper understanding of people living with a mental illness.
I came here with an open mind but the camp has exceeded my expectations. It has been an amazing journey learning from people with lived experiences and thank them all for being so raw and open with their stories about living with a mental illness because without them this camp would not exist. ]
I also want to thank Lorna and Chris for creating such a safe space for everyone to be vulnerable and most importantly just a time to be our true selves.
Being on this camp has allowed me to conquer many fears I have had and I would not have been able to do that if it wasn’t for the experts and other students’ support along the way.
I will be walking away from this experience with confidence and knowledge about mental illness and I hope to carry those skills over into the clinical setting when I become a registered nurse.
If anyone gets the opportunity to attend this camp, please do, it is such an incredible experience and something I am going to remember forever.
Recovery Camp aims to improve mental health, and mental health care. We want impact now!
Through your connection with Recovery Camp we hope you realise your personal strengths, and your contribution to the mental health and recovery of others.
Recovery Camp has been a transformative force in the mental health landscape over the past decade. Celebrating our 40th camp in 2023, this milestone reflects our premier program’s enduring success and sustained impact.
We are driven to broaden our reach and impact, to improve mental health and mental health education, nationally.
Contact us for information about camps in 2024 and 2025.
Recovery Camp acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
Recovery Camp welcomes all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.