Journey to Strength

Journey to Strength is a ready build recreation and camping program for people with mental health issues.

Journey to Strength bike riding

What we offer

We offer expertise, practical information and guidance on program development for people living with mental illness. We also provide professional advice regarding developing experiences to suit many different situations, budgets or environments including part-day, full-day or residential journeys and access to recreation and fitness programs.

Download a copy of our guide and evaluation report to help you organise your camp for people with mental illness.

History of the program

Initially named the Mental Health Access and Participation and Industry Mentoring Project, the Journey to Strength program was funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria to address the inequities experienced by groups of people with additional needs.

Specifically working with the mental health sector, the project developed a best practice model for working in residential camping environments for people with mental illness and culminated in a ‘how to guide’ for working with the mental health industry in the delivery of camping programs. The pilot was evaluated by the University of Melbourne and found that the program improved participants’ self- esteem, mastery and social connectedness.

For further information contact us via email or call (03) 8397 3111.