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Recreation Program

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Who is it for?

Yakkalla Recreation Program is for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder.

The program works on a referral process. For more information talk to your health worker or call Yakkalla staff for more details. Once completing a referral, consumers can access a variety of activities that the program has to offer. Central Coast ARAFMI aims to provide opportunities to help consumers develop social and interpersonal skills, make new friends, reduce isolation, fear and anxiety, as well as providing a means of respite for carers.

Where is it?

The Yakkalla Recreation Program is based at Central Coast ARAFMI Yakkalla Cottage premises at Bateau Bay. We are situated between the Fire Station and The Smith Family at 6 Community Road, Bateau Bay.

What activities do you offer?

The program offers access to a variety of activities including:

Swimming BBQ's Yoga Pool competition
Bush regeneration Art & Craft Pottery Drama
Creative writing Shopping Beach Outings Friendship club
Walking Board games Relaxation groups Movies
Trivia Pool Tennis Ten pin bowling
Golf Picnics Woodwork Museums

Men's Group

Men's Group meets fortnightly and aims to provide a safe, welcoming atmosphere to discuss issues relating to men and mental health, and also to enhance the socialisation and basic living skills of men in an informal environment whilst having some fun!

Women's Group

Women's Group meets weekly and aims to provide a recreational based program and includes self awareness and personal development. This group is for women in the local community who have experienced mental health issues and wish to expand their social networks.

Monthly Recreation Calendar

Each month a Yakkalla Recreation Program is mailed out consumers who have registered with the service. The calendar includes the activities for each day; beginning/ leaving and finishing/returning times; what to bring and cost if any. If the weather is not suitable for any activity an alternative activity will be organised. For some activities bookings have limited seating, so it is advised to book ahead to ensure you get a seat on these trips.

Click here for the Current Recreation Calendar


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