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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

BushMob's bush adventure therapy program success

A Bush adventure therapy program run by BushMob has experienced success in its fourth year, through its annual horse trek. BushMob are a non-government organisation that gives troubled young people the support and respect they need to start a healthier life, through the provision of programs and services such as its residential program in Alice Springs and the horse trek.

Earlier this year, 67 young people with significant alcohol and other substance abuse problems set off on a one-week horse trek from Santa Teresa, 60 kilometres south-east of Alice Springs. As well as sharing their experiences and gaining life skills, the participants learn responsibility by feeding, cleaning and exercising horses. This was the fourth year the community of Santa Teresa had invited BushMob to conduct a trek through the country where Aranda stockman and traditional owner Chris Ryder runs more than 100 horses.

The horse trek is a highlight of BushMob's work, and in 2011 a total of 109 people signed up. BushMob is hoping to run a fifth trek in 2012.

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Bushmob Inc.
PO Box 1911
Alice Springs NT 0871

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Last updated: 21 October 2011
 
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