Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia News

Entries for February 2017

Hello Members,

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and new year, and have returned to work refreshed and energised for the year ahead. 

To start of 2017 off with a bang… We have the ‘Workshop on the Waves’ DTA Cruise happening the beginning of February. Skills Training Australia will be providing Mental Health Skill Set training, while sailing down to the beautiful Kangaroo Island. I will be going in the cruise and am looking forward to catching up with members and having a

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National Workshop Program, News and Updates with Steph

Welcome to a new and exciting year of workshops and Professional Development opportunities. Make 2017 the year that you attend one of your associations workshops and complete a Takeaway Café handout to attain all your Professional development points in one go.

The most exciting development in DTA workshops is happening this year with the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Master Classes being rolled out Nationally. We are working with Dr Kathy Peri and Dr Gary Chung (Key Note Speakers at the Sydney Conference 2016) to bring you this innovative therapy for people with

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Members Articles - Feliz Navidad from NZ

2016 has been a year full of challenges but mostly achievements for the Selwyn Village DT Team.

Somehow we have managed to raise and shine within our very own Selwyn Universe, we have been able to finally showed many what we are here for (in a very positive way).

Not to many people really understands what Diversional Therapy is, and we know that we still have a long way to go, but we know that with your help and support we will make it.

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Campaign on access to mental health services in residential aged care.

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NACA Aged Care Reform - Jan 2017

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Close the Gap

Close the Gap held this year on Thursday 16 March, is a way for all Australians to join together to demand health equality for Australia’s First Peoples.

Take a stand for Indigenous health equality.

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New DTA Network Group starting join in on this one!

Sydney Aged Care Network Group

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Title: Role of Leisure in Recovery from Mental Illness.

Journal: American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 17, 147-165

Authors: Yoshitaka Iwasaki, Kathy Coyle, John Shank, Heather Porter, and Gretchen Kishbauch.


Conceptually supported by recovery, positive psychology, and health promotion perspectives, this study explored the role of leisure in recovery and health among culturally diverse individuals with mental illness. One-on-one survey interviews were conducted with Black (n = 35), Hispanic/Latino (n = 28), White (n = 28), and Asian (n = 8) adults (aged between 23 and 78) with mental illness (N = 101). A variety of mental health diagnoses were represented in the sample

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Our Community

Our Community is a community based non profit organisation that provides important dates at a state, national and international level with links to information and contact details.

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This website lets you interact with animals in pet shelters in real time, a great way for animal interaction without the risk of getting scratched or setting off allergies.

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