An adventure alternative in disability support

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GAS supports all people to engage in outdoor adventure activities including mountain bike riding, rock climbing, bushwalking, skiing, canoeing and camping. Participants can choose to work 1:1 or join a small group.

Individual Adventure Support. 1:1 support to participate in recreational pursuits in the outdoors, tailored to meet the interests and goals of the participant. By appointment.

Individual Counselling. 1:1 therapy that may incorporate outdoor adventure and connection with nature, also called Bush Adventure Therapy. By appointment. Telephone & online counselling also available.

Group Mental Health Support. A weekly social group that focusses on the specific needs of people at risk or living with a mental illness, centred around adventuring in the outdoors. GAS is currently taking expressions of interest for this program. 

Group Adventure Support. Weekly social groups for people with a physical disability, intelectual disability or a developmental disability. GAS is currently taking expressions of interest for these programs.

Please contact us if you are interested in our programs.

Phone Shelley on 0407 746 980 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Need extra assistance? Enlist the help of a local advocate.

Other languages: If you need an interpreter, please call the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone GAS on 0407 746 980. Our business hours are 9am – 5.00pm.

INTAKE PROCESS

Step 1: Submit a Referral Form

Step 2: Meet with GAS 

Step 3: 1:1 Taster (participate in an outdoor session to see if you like it.)

Step 4: Start in the program of your choice.

Ask us for a copy of our Intake Infographic.

 

Program Costs: NDIS line-items/prices

 Core Support Items: *Price
0125... Access community, social and rec activities- standard-   weekdays daytime - TTP 1:1  $56.81/hr
0125... Access community, social and rec activities- standard- Saturday daytime - TTP 1:1  $78.14/hr
0136... Group activities in the community- standard- weekdays daytime - TTP 1:2  $31.81/hr
0136... Group activities in the community- standard- Saturdays daytime - TTP 1:2  $43.76/hr
0136... Group activities in the community- standard- weekdays daytime - TTP 1:5   $16.82/hr
0136... Group activities in the community- standard- Saturdays daytime - TTP 1:5  $23.13/hr

 

 Capacity Building Support Items:  
0126... Personal Training  $56.89/hr
0128... Individual Counselling  $90.00/hr
0128... Group Counselling (1:3)  $52.05/hr

*These are from the 2019-2020 Price Guide/support catalogue, valid from 1 July 2019.

*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 qualify for other support items.

 

Who are the instructors?

Jeremy & Shelley Wright are a husband and wife team. Both are Prep–12 qualified teachers, registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), they have many years experience guiding groups and individuals in the outdoors...read more in About Us

Notably, Jeremy taught and coordinated the Outdoor & Environmental Studies program at Christian College for 12 years before starting GAS in 2013.

Shelley has worked in education, mental health, disability, youth work and counselling and in addition to a Teaching degree has a Masters degree in Experiential Learning & Development/ Bush Adventure Therapy and a 2nd Masters degree in Counselling... read more about her and other instructors in About Us

 

GAS Charter of Rights and Responsibilities

PARTICIPANT RIGHTS

  • Have full information about service options and freedom to make your own choices.
  • Have access to nature and a range of outdoor adventure pursuits.
  • To receive a written plan/agreement regarding services provided.
  • Reliable, coordinated, safe, high quality services which are appropriate to your needs, goals, interests and wishes.
  • Being treated with dignity and respect and without discrimination, abuse, harassment or neglect.
  • Have support that is respectful of you that builds on your individual strengths and interests.
  • Respect for your cultural and religious practices, and to keep the language of your choice, without discrimination.
  • To be provided with culturally safe services that recognize and respond to the particular needs of your diverse, cultural, linguistic and religious background.
  • Personal privacy. Access to personal files held by GASTSI Flag
  • To provide feedback and complain and to take action to resolve disputes.
  • To have access to an advocate.
  • To be free from fear of repercussions for taking action to obtain your rights.
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PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To contribute to setting goals and planning activities.
  • To ask questions if you are unsure about services or strategies.
  • To provide feedback about services and supports, and if you have a concern, to raise it with GAS staff or managemetn.
  • To pay for services provided.
  • To treat others with courtesy and respect, including social media use.
  • To respect the privacy and confidentially of others in verbal conversations and on social media.
  • Where appropriate, to accept personal responsibility for your actions and choices.

 

Feedback, complaints and disputes

If the Participant wishes to give the Provider feedback, the Participant can talk to Jeremy Wright (GAS owner) on 0499 217 990.

If the Participant is not happy with the provision of supports and wishes to make a complaint, the Participant can talk to (above contact) or fill out a Feedback/Complaint Form in the enrolment pack.

If the Participant is not satisfied or does not want to talk to this person above, they can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and another staff member will contact them. Alternatively, the Participant can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency by calling 1800 800 110, visiting one of their offices in person, or visiting ndis.gov.au for further information.