What we do
Right Foot Forward WA is a social enterprise providing adventure therapy programs for adults and young people. Programs range from 1 day through to multi-day expeditions and are tailored to suit health services, schools, community groups and individuals.
Adventure Learning Programs for Youth
Camp programs allow youth to engage in multi-day adventure learning experiences.
Activities may include, hiking, adventure caving, abseiling, rock climbing and mountain biking.
Programs provide opportunities for participants to develop resilience and skills in communication, taking initiative, teamwork, leadership and decision making.
Trail Tracing Project: Bereavement Hiking Program.
This is a program for adults that integrates forest trails, basic navigation, mindfulness practice and supportive therapy with the overall intention to navigate grief, loss, change, or adjustment in a unique way.
The aim is to provide a safe space for participants to acknowledge and honour who, or what, had been lost; and furthermore, to create an opportunity to actively experience and connect with natural spaces.
BENEFITS of Bush Adventure Therapy
Adventure Therapy helps young people to
Nurture and develop resilience
Build confidence to overcome adversity
Return individuals to nature and away from social media and associated pressures
Connect young people with natural environments and have a break from demands of their usual environment
Spend time in a safe and supportive environment where they can explore healthy limits and boundaries
Nurture and develop a sense of mastery, self efficacy, adaptability and psychological flexibility
Nurture and develop a sense of responsibility and respect for self, others and the natural environment
Develop skills in communication, taking initiative, teamwork, leadership and decision making
Explore the way positive choices and attitudes affect their life
Nurture and develop physical and mental health attitudes, habits and wellbeing
Adventure Therapy helps adults to
Get outside of the traditional clinical setting
Access evidence-based therapies in a novel way
Engage in a physically active therapy process
Awaken an inherent sense of the healing reciprocity that exists between and within one’s relationship with the natural world
Nurture one’s relationship with nature
Explore one’s own nature in a meaningful way
Engage in physically active, and adventurous activities, hiking, caving, abseiling
Experience oneself in both challenging and empowering ways
Consciously reflect on aspects of one’s own self and experiences
Engage in a unique healing process
Boranup Forest, Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
From this experience I have gained independence and learnt how to respect myself
"These camps get us away from our home life stresses, teaches us life skills, how to cope in challenging situations, make great memories, teaches you how to put up a tent, look after yourself and others, and that you are capable of a lot more than you think." 2018 Attendee
It was fantastic to see where the Grant funding went
“I had a fantastic time on the camp and it more than exceeded my expectations. I felt like it challenged me in ways I hadn’t fully appreciated or expected, but that I responded to those challenges pretty well and felt better for it. I think the adult group gelled really well and definitely did present as a united, positive team. I was proud to feel part of it!
The program was full, but not rushed, well planned and executed. It was fantastic to see where the Grant funding went, and to see the genuine difference this made to these young people.
Westpac Foundation Ambassador who accompanied the group for the whole week.