REGENERATE EVALUATION: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This exploratory evaluation found Regenerate supports recovery across nine domains, with greatest gains in areas of safety, mental health and wellbeing, empowerment and self-esteem. Results also indicate progress in the area of financial independence, a possible by-product of gains made in other areas.
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Run by women for women, REGENERATE provides free therapeutic outdoor experiences for small groups of women, or women with children who are survivors of Family Violence.
The program also weaves in individual support to enhance your experience.
Take this time in nature to meet other women, have fun and create new positive memories.
You may learn something new, get a bit grubby, laugh, share, nurture others while nurturing yourself.
This program is a partnership between the Good Samaritan Inn and Adventure Works
Join us for a 2 hour session usually on Wednesday's (starting @ 10 am and finishing @ 12-12.30 pm) offering an opportunity to build social connections with other women and experience comfort in nature.
These are regular (fortnightly), gentle experiences set in local bush/ park settings, with easy access to public transport and parking. These sessions are a precursor to an Adventure Day, and you can come to as many as you like (spaces permitting).
Activities may involve walking and games, with time to reflect and have fun together.
Light refreshments provided, dietary requirements considered.
Please confirm the date and your place on these sessions as the number of participants will be limited to 8 in total.
Travel with us from the hustle and bustle of life to the bush, to a river or to an ocean setting.
These whole day sessions, often on a Wednesday, immerse us further into the benefits of Bush Adventure Therapy, and offer more time with others to get active, and absorb the healing nature offers us. Adventure Days are great on their own, and also help set you up for a camp if you wish to experience more.
We have family and women only day trips available to participate in. Ask us about days for women and/ or with children.
Activities may include walking in nature, climbing and water activities.
Transport, food, drinks and equipment provided.
Departure is @ 10 am and return @ 5 pm.
Join us for a camping trip in the bush, ocean or river setting. There are 3 women only camps and/or 4 family camps available to choose from with the REGENERATE team. Some trips may offer shared accommodation or tents depending upon the location or program design and challenge. These 2-3 night experiences enables more time for adventures, friendship, healthy activities, fun and laughter. Different options, level of fitness and challenge by choice is always possible so come and get involved.
There will be space to reflect on how far you’ve come, to think about the ‘where to next’, and develop a positive future for you and your family.
Create new fun memories with other women, grow, laugh, and shine a light on all your strengths.
Transport, food, drink and equipment are provided. A personal clothing list or 'what to bring' will be sent out to you to help get you ready.
Departure time Saturday 10 am and return Monday or Tuesday @ 3 pm.
- Have your support worker complete a referral form and send it through, or just contact us via this website.
- A REGENERATE counsellor will call you to plan a safe place for an initial meeting to offer you more information about the program, and help you get ready to participate
- Join a 2-hour REGENERATE Taster session
- After your initial session, plan for future involvement with an adventure day trip and then a camp.
REGENERATE offers active small-group experiences in nature as an opportunity to help women discover or rediscover their strengths, and share adventures with other women in a safe supported environment.
The program comes with support from Bush Adventure Therapy practitioners and trained counsellors. Together, we will venture around Melbourne’s northern parklands and beyond.