January 29, 2020

Anthea is a nursing student from the University of New England who attended Recovery Camp in January, 2020.

When the opportunity arose for a 5-day placement for mental health at a camp, the idea of a shorter time away from my family was appealing, but I had hesitation. A million images raced through my mind.

I was concerned about interacting with consumers. Would I say or do the wrong thing, would I upset people? I did not expect to initiate a conversation that would reveal the deepest, darkest days of their lives.

From the moment arriving, I have not regretted it. All the
people at the camp were open, accepting and respectful. Hours upon hours
talking, listening felt like minutes.

This camp has provided me with so much lived experience that could not be conveyed in a classroom. It strengthens my knowledge and puts it into practice. Any misconceptions, hesitations or stigma I had, has completely erased. I could not recommend this camp enough.

Our Aim

Recovery Camp aims to improve mental health, and mental health care. We want impact now!

Our mission is about you!

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

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.

Acknowledgement of Country

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.

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