About Activ8

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Activ8 offers individual and small group therapeutic support for young people ages 14 – 22 across the Northern Rivers, NSW region.

Activ8 sessions are delivered by a team of mental health professionals (Adventure Therapists) and youth workers (Therapeutic Mentors). Because no two young people are alike, no two Activ8 sessions are alike. We work in partnership with young people and their carers to find settings and activities where young people will feel comfortable and more likely to engage in therapeutic conversations. Activ8 programming consists of both one-on-one sessions, as well as activities like beach and bush walks, stand up paddle boarding, fishing and even just a catch up at a local cafe. Our unique team approach provides accessible and trauma-informed therapeutic interventions and experiences for young people. As with all Human Nature programs, we utilise nature as an important co-therapist wherever possible in delivering our Activ8 program, recognising the intrinsic therapeutic benefits of time spent outdoors.

There are several referral pathways into Activ8:

  • Young people completing a Recre8 expedition will be offered the option of Activ8 for follow up support;
  • Young people referred to Recre8 who, for a range of reasons, cannot attend the Recre8 program at that time can be offered the opportunity to engage in our Activ8 program; 
  • Young people who are engaged in the Elev8 program and require additional support;
  • Young people directly referred to the Activ8 program from a wide range of referral sources including self referrals, parent/carer/ family member, support services (e.g. case workers, social workers), Out of Home Care agencies, mental health services (e.g. headspace), and school staff.

Therapeutic support is provided on a needs basis – either fortnightly or monthly for up to 12 months.  The focus is on personalised, flexible, systemic and long term outreach care.

If you are interested in learning more about our Activ8 program, send us an e-mail with your questions at activ8@humannature.org.au to connect directly with one of our program team.