May 21, 2021

Lara is a nursing student who attended Recovery Camp in May 2021 at Yarramundi in NSW.

“I really wasn’t sure what to expect from camp but when I arrived I found straight away that it was a very supportive and welcoming community. I also found that because the consumers were very comfortable and made to feel safe they opened up to the students very quickly. I was amazed by how open so many of them were to share their lived experience of mental health. And because of this I learnt more in 5 days with this community that I had in a whole semester of theory. I was also astonished by the changes in consumers that I witnessed over the first couple of days, most of them grew in confidence and found a voice that we hadn’t seen earlier.

On a personal level I also found that I was extremely well supported by the facilitators. Within my group our facilitator often found time to sit and explain what we were seeing in consumers, or why they were feeling they way they were. Kate also took the time to offer suggestions of the best way to communicate with different consumers based on their lives experience.

I highly recommend Recovery Camp to anyone who has the opportunity to attend. It was a wonderful community to be welcomed into and an unmatched learning experience for any nursing student. Thank you Recovery Camp!”

Lara, 2021

Student Nurse

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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