With thanks to Dr Daniel Bowen for compiling this summary.
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The Outdoor Health policy unit was developed by the Australian Association for Bush Adventure Therapy (AABAT) in 2018, in recognition of the opportunity to strengthen all Outdoor Health modalities under a single umbrella (not all OH practitioners identify with Bush Adventure Therapy), and the need to develop a policy unit to engage with government so that more people may benefit from evidence-informed nature-based health practices.
Aboriginal and Indigenous ways of knowing and being provides insights into the timeless wisdom of Indigenous health practices, and deepens our understanding of how nature connects, bonds, and grows us. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the lands now called Australia and acknowledge traditional custodians, Elders, and peoples of the Countries in which we live, learn and work.