Manju is a nursing student from Charles Sturt University who attended Recovery Camp in April 2021 at Borambola.
“At Recovery Camp, I got a unique experience witnessing mental health therapies. I learned the importance of active listening and empathy while dealing with consumers. Students interacted directly with consumers, participated in active learning activities, had meals together with clients. All staff are very cooperative and experienced. They helped students and clients, in all circumstances. Students got chances to sit with consumers and build a good rapport. An open and welcoming environment encouraged consumers to share their lived experiences. A couple of consumers were anxious and considering going home back home the first day, however, after spending a day, they changed their minds and enjoyed the camp. I did not see any escalated behaviour of any consumers.
I learned how to solve challenges through active learning activities at Recovery Camp. Thank you very much all staff.”
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.