Outdoor Healthcare Roundtable 2020

Whole-day Online Roundtable

Tuesday 24 November 2020, 10am to 2.30pm (AEDT)

Within a few months after the inaugural “Nature & Health” Online Symposium, the new community was keen to reconnect with each other, and we were keen to update you on progress since the Symposium. This is why we hosted a FREE whole-day Online Outdoor Health Roundtable. 

The whole-day Roundtable provided updates on the Outdoor Health initiative – Purpose, Common practice framework, Ethics, and results of a Literature Review on the ‘Common elements of nature-based health practices’. The day also provided opportunities for people to share their thoughts on the journey of Outdoor Health in Australia.  

Intro and Welcome


Key Speakers

Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson shared her journey of bringing Indigenous practitioners together in Australia. 

Dr Kaye Richards shared her journey towards the formalisation of Outdoor Therapy in the UK.

Professor Mike Gass shared his journey of Adventure Therapy and Outdoor Behavioural Healthcare in the USA. 


Break – Equine Assisted Body Scan with Kylie Peters


Common Elements


Ethics, Values and Principles


Common Practice Framework


Research and Evidence Building


Whole Group Conversation and SWAT Process


This event was supported by AABAT and was hosted by AABAT’s Outdoor Healthcare Policy Unit.


Your donation will support the voluntary work of AABAT’s Outdoor Healthcare initiative by providing essential technical, communication and logistical support. Your donation, large or small, will help Outdoor Healthcare provide a meeting point for nature-based health providers and ongoing professional development opportunities within the emerging sector.