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GAS provides a unique approach to support and skill development, using adventure and the great outdoors as a focus. GAS is a registered Disability Support Service.

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Psychosocial Rehabilitation – Adult Mental Health Support Groups

Level 1: A weekly social group for adults who need some support to get back on their feet socially and emotionally. Combining light exercise (walk or cycle), nature, healthy food and great company this group is the stepping stone you need to build your confidence and redefine your identity with mental illness just one small part of your multidimensional self. (6 – 10 weeks)

Level 2: You now feel confident in the group and your next step is to push the boundaries a little. Add in some outdoor adventure to test your limits and practice coping with small challenges. Give and receive support from the group. Activities include rock climbing, mountain bike riding, abseiling, hiking, orienteering & skiing.  (6 – 20 weeks)

Level 3: Prepare for an outdoor expedition – take up the challenge! This group runs for 10 weeks, culminating in a multi-day expedition (may include a bushwalking journey, a cycle tour, canoe tour etc).

Level 4: Maintenance days are available monthly to reconnect with nature, remember what you have learned and catch up with like minded people. Maintain your mental health. (Maintenance expeditions are also available). You also may want to volunteer on a Level 1 program to support people at the beginning of their journey?

 

Bush Adventure Therapy

Bush Adventure Therapy (BAT) can be a short term, targeted treatment that addresses a specific problem or teaches a specific skill, for example managing anxiety (3 – 10 weeks). BAT can also provide psychosocial education in a group therapy setting, requiring a commitment to the group and a longer period of time (3 – 6 months). Programs are tailored to the individual. Activities include hiking, mountain bike riding, orienteering, abseiling, rock climbing and skiing.

 

Adventure Based Learning - High Functioning Autism

Outdoor adventure for young people with autism. Nature provides an engaging and predictable setting for kids to try new activities and learn new skills. Focus on the task/activity assists socialization as participants share new experiences and work together. Physical activity and time in nature provides an important outlet and an opportunity for experiential learning. Activities include hiking, bush play, mountain bike riding, orienteering, abseiling and rock climbing.

 

Outdoor Life – Physical disability

Outdoor activities modified to allow participants of all abilities to participate. Participants may choose to try a variety of adventure activities or focus on one, developing skills and social networks. Choose from bushwalking, orienteering, cycling, mountain bike riding, rock climbing, abseiling, camping & skiing.

Outdoor adventure activities are run by qualified GAS staff in a range of natural environments. Participants will determine the focus of the session – skill development, relaxation, socialization, connection with nature, fitness, personal challenge etc. Participants may choose to do a single session or multiple sessions on a regular basis.

 

Outdoor Adventure Club – Intellectual disability

GAS provides support for all abilities to participate in outdoor adventure activities. Physical activity and time in nature provide a range of physical and mental health benefits. Adventure activities are a lot of fun and they also allow participants to challenge themselves and discover new capabilities. Adventure brings people together as they share their experiences, both successes and failures. GAS provides experiential learning programs that are tailored to the needs of the individual. Activities include cycling, mountain bike riding, hiking, orienteering, bush play, rock climbing & abseiling.

 

Program Costs: NDIS line-items/prices

Support Item

*Price

Group based community, social and recreational activities- weekdays

$22.35/hr

Group based community, social and recreational activities- Saturdays

$30.02/hr

Group based community, social and recreational activities- higher intensity- weekdays

$29.75/hr

Group based community, social and recreational activities- higher intensity- Saturdays

$41.29/hr

Assistance to access community, social & rec activities- individual- weekdays

$44.72/hr

Assistance to access community, social & rec activities- individual- Saturday

$62.03/hr

Assistance to access community, social & rec activities- individual higher intensity- weekdays  

$47.20/hr

Assistance to access community, social & rec activities- individual higher intensity - Saturday

$65.48/hr

Personal Training

$54.57/hr

Individual counselling

$149.80/hr

Group Therapy

$58.53/hr

 *These are dependent on the participant's level of support required to actively participate as well as ensuring safety and wellbeing. Contact us if you only qualify for other support items.

 

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Tell us:

  • Your name
  • Age
  • Contact details
  • Diagnosis/disability
  • Type of support you require
 

 Contact Us:

Contact: Jeremy on 0499 217 990

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Who are the instructors?

Jeremy & Shelley Wright are a husband and wife team. Both P – 12 qualified teachers, registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), they have many years experience guiding groups and individuals in the outdoors. Notably, Jeremy taught and coordinated the Outdoor & Environmental Studies program at Christian College for 12 years before starting GAS in 2013. Shelley works in disability and youth work, and has a Masters degree in Experiential Learning & Development / Bush Adventure Therapy. More details...

 

JobAd1We’re hiring...

Love the outdoors? …want to work for a new and very different disability service in Geelong?

Casual positions are available for disability support workers, to work alongside facilitators on adventure based programs. Must be flexible with availability, including weekends and out-of-business hours.

Requirements:

  • Must be fit and active
  • Love the outdoors
  • Friendly & easy going
  • Have initiative and be able to think on your feet
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Cert IV in Disability (or equivalent)  
  • Have experience in disability and activities like hiking, mountain biking, climbing, etc, preferred.

Send a CV and cover letter ASAP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or call Jeremy on 0499 217 990