Bamboo Projects is a registered charity which uses outdoor therapies to help people with mental illness, suicidal ideation and physical disabilities and anyone who is socially, emotionally and relationally isolated. We have been running community activities since 2015, using fishing and hiking activities to build connection, establish relationship, walk life with people who are struggling and offer realistic strategies and ideas to manage their mental health and interpersonal relationships more successfully. Many of our participants report they are socially isolated; lonely; using prescription and non-prescription substances to cope; are struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Over the last year we have seen participants form friendships with each other and Bamboo Projects staff; develop new skills; improve their mental health; report reduction in suicidal thoughts and improve physical health, stop using illegal drugs and gain and keep employment. In fact, some participants have returned to the workforce for the first time in years after working with Bamboo Projects Programs.
All of our events and outings are self-funded or partially funded through local donors. We need your help to continue. We are a registered charity that believes in not just creating AWARENESS, but causing ACTION!