Our popular Recreation and Rehabilitation Program – offered in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone – provides a broad range of creative, social and sporting opportunities to foster engagement, support mental wellbeing and promote an active lifestyle.
Program Services Include
- Art groups
- Life skills
- Bushwalking & Fishing
- The Roadhouse Raven’s Band
- Unisex and mixed gender groups to encourage social integration
Participants are encouraged to explore personal interests and engage with the wider community – with the overall aim being to build confidence, increase self-esteem and promote a general feeling of wellness. Our program offerings change regularly and individuals work with staff to determine content.
Example Weekly Program
- Monday: Fishing
- Tuesday: Communication skills
- Wednesday: Ten Pin Bowling
- Thursday: Bushwalking
- Friday: Art group
Anyone with a diagnosed mental health condition may join one of RFT’s recreation programs. There’s no need to get a referral – we’ll just need to get some details, including your medical information, before you start.
Contact our Office to find out about your nearest location on (03) 6228 3344.
Recreation programs may have a small cost to cover the expense of the activity. Please check before signing up. Costs may be covered by NDIS plans.
Storming Mount Wellington
An innovative community project that has created a web based album and walking guide for the iconic walks on Mount Wellington.
Storming Mount Wellington is a collaborative community project sponsored by community health organization, Richmond Fellowship Tasmania, and the Australia Council for Arts.
The project involved well known community music director, Matthew Fargher, web app designer Matt Daniels and the Roadhouse Ravens, a musical group supported by the Richmond Fellowship’s Out and About Program.
Musical Program director, Matthew Fargher, described Storming Mount Wellington as a new dimension of experience for many people in the community who regularly walk on our mountain.
“We have worked with the Roadhouse Ravens over the past year to go out and capture their mountain experiences in music, songs , poetry and images”, he said.
“We can now make these experiences available through an interactive web site from which walkers can download music podcasts to enhance how they relate to this unique environment”, he said .
This unique web content is available through the Richmond Fellowship website at www.rft.org.au/stormingmtwellington.
The Storming Mount Wellington project was managed by the Richmond Fellowship’s Out and About Program which provides opportunities for people to develop and recover from their experiences with mental illness.
The Richmond Fellowship Program Manager, Bernie Noonan, believes that programs like Storming Mount Wellington clearly signal that people who live with a mental illness can recover and make significant contributions to our community.
“The music, songs, video and photography are amazing and reflect the commitment of these musicians to making a difference in their lives, and the lives of others”, he said .