Outdoor healthcare programs
Announcing a change to program delivery.
Dooloomai programs will now be delivered via another fantastic Bush Adventure Therapy organisation, Adventure Works adventureworks.org.au. This transition provides ongoing security for the wonderful work of our practitioners, and the programs we offer. Practitioners and programs coordinators can be found via Adventure Works, don't hesitate to get in touch about all things BAT.
Dooloomai is run by a dedicated committee who provide decades of wisdom and experience to our organisation.
Over the past decade Rob has worked as a facilitator leading wilderness based therapy courses throughout Tasmania for the State Government. Rob is a passionate supporter of wilderness based therapy programs as a powerful tool for change. Rob has a ton of experience working with a wide range of people, whom he takes bushwalking, kayaking, climbing, abseiling and caving. Rob is constantly amazed at the ability of wilderness therapy to work for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Tim first experienced the power of bush adventure therapy as a recovering addict in the late 90’s. It was a catalyst that changed the course of his life for the better. The foundations laid by his BAT experience enabled him to find peace, happiness and stability and allowed him to build a family and career in Hobart.
Tim loves spending time in the bush with his young family as much as he can, exploring the wild places Tassie and the world have to offer.
Tim supports Dooloomai as Secretary and committee member and is committed to promoting and developing BAT in Tasmania.
Operations Manager. Practitioner.
Jen works with young people, as a Youth Worker and Outdoor Healthcare Practitioner.
Jen is inspired by the opportunities intentional outdoor experiences offer people dealing with adversity. Time in nature and connection with others is a powerful tool for fostering wellbeing. Jen has witnessed participants see themselves anew, get a chance to relax, experience optimism, connect effectively and meaningfully with others, marvel at nature, be invigorated, unplug from technology and urban life, and plug into their own abilities and potential.
Jen brings training in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Cultural Awareness training, and a lifetime in the bush with others to her work.
Jen has a background in humanities, environmental conservation, adventure tourism, environmental interpretation, and operations management.
Public Officer. Practitioner.
Lynne Davies has over 20 years of experience working in Bush Adventure Therapy. She has been leading expeditions for youth at risk with Project Hahn, The Wilderness Program and Dooloomai Youth Project for decades. Lynne has a wealth of knowledge from various counselling courses and the relevant qualifications to run our adventures safely (bushwalking, abseiling, climbing, caving, kayaking, ropes courses). As well as her official qualifications, Lynne has over 40 years of personal experience adventuring around the world on expeditions into remote locations. She brings to Dooloomai a contagious awe for nature and comfortability in Tasmania's most wild places.
After studying a Bachelor of Counselling where she grew up in Melbourne, Rachel moved down to Tasmania. She now works facilitating programs for Dooloomai, as an Adventure Guide, and running workshops in schools for Speak up, Stay ChatTY. She's passionate about youth mental health, big adventures and simple pleasures. When she's not running amuck in the bush with youth you'll often find her half way up a mountain, on a bike or curled up in the sun with a book.
Steve Lord has over 25 years experience in the outdoor industry and community services sector in a diverse range of roles including bush adventure therapy facilitator and operations manager, adventure tourism guide, outdoor education teacher, alternative education teacher, community services teacher, youth and family mental health worker, youth mentor, corporate adventure training operations manager and facilitator and National Parks track ranger. Steve has a strong sense of social justice and a passion for using the outdoors as a therapeutic tool for personal change, particularly for those experiencing social disadvantage.
Luke is a South Australian native, who migrated to Tasmania in 2014. He has worked in the Tasmanian guiding industry for the past 6 years and currently assists in delivering training and mentoring to guides new to the industry. His love of guiding has led him to working in Bush Adventure Therapy, delivering canoe and hiking expeditions to youth at risk in Canada and Australia. In his spare time, he loves to stay active with climbing, surfing, canoeing and hiking, and any other outdoor adventures that Tasmania has to offer.
Matt has worked in the outdoor education and adventure industry for the last 20 years and is passionate about connecting young people with the natural environment allowing them to access a deep connection to themselves and their communities. He has worked as an Outdoor Education teacher in Victoria and Tasmania and is a registered teacher in Tasmania. He Currently works part time as the Outdoor Education Coordinator at Sacred Heart College in Hobart. Matt has led countless expeditions with youth in the Australian bush, and has led several trips over seas with Australian students in Borneo, Vietnam and Timor Leste. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Natural Environment and Wilderness studies through the University of Tasmania and a Diploma in Education from Monash University.