Group recreation and leisure | NDIS


Mind Recovery Retreats are a unique opportunity for people with mental health and wellbeing concerns to experience time away from home while reflecting on how to build wellbeing in their lives. Participants are supported by staff with specialised skills in mental health recovery in a safe, supported and flexible environment.

About Recovery Retreats

Recovery Retreats provide some respite from clients’ everyday routines, ranging from 3–4 day stays in picturesque locations throughout Victoria. 

Mind provides high quality 24/7 support with daily living and personal care throughout the Recovery Retreats.  

Support workers collaborate with clients to design the structure of recreational activities and learning workshops. This involves building social skills and confidence, as well as working on recovery goals in a group setting with people with similar life experiences. 

Clients stay in private accommodation during the Recovery Retreat – there is no group accommodation. Food is also provided. 

Who are Recovery Retreats for?

Recovery Retreats are for people experiencing mental health challenges who would like to be supported whilst taking a short break away from home.  

Recovery Retreats can be accessed through a client’s NDIS plan under Short Term Accommodation. They can also be self-funded. 

How do I register my interest in Recovery Retreats? 

Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 64 years.  

To find out more about Recovery Retreats, please contact us via Mind Connect or by phone: 1300 286 463. 

Why choose Mind for Recovery Retreats?  

Mind Australia provides individualised, evidence-based and recovery focused support to more than 11,000 people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns in Australia every year. 

Mind partners with health, community, and government organisations to provide holistic support and a safe environment for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns to live in the community. 

Mind is one of the largest providers of community-managed psychosocial services in Australia with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre-based and online services. 

We are a leading employer of people with lived experience of mental ill-health, recognising their unique ability to connect with and motivate clients and guide recovery. 

What do our Recovery Retreat clients say? 

“I always come back from a Retreat feeling refreshed. It’s great to meet other people and realise you’re not the only one with a mental illness. You are with likeminded, empathetic people who ‘get it’.” – Glenda. 

Brochure and calendar

Download the Recovery Retreats brochure and calendar - January-July 2023