tumbelin – “awaken & live”

Tumbelin – “Awaken & Live”

Camping can be a great setting for conversation and community. Tumbelin (a Ngarrindjeri word meaning “Awaken and Live”) – our Alcohol and Other Drug Adventure Therapy Program – helps young people discover new strengths, resilience and abilities within themselves. The capacity to establish and build positive healthy relationships, together with a new sense of hope and purpose, encourages participants to take charge of their future.


Through peer support and mentoring, our compassionate Adventure Therapy staff connect with individuals to support them to build strategies to move forward in their lives. The program focuses on relationships and changing behaviours through:

  • Group Based Experiential Learning
  • Restorative Practice
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person Centred Approach
  • Reflective Practice


Eligibility and Conditions

  • Young people aged 13-18
  • Typical engagement is over 2 terms (6 months)
  • Follow up at 3 months after exit
  • Participants in Youth Intensive Programs have known alcohol/and or drug use
  • Resident in the Murray, Mallee, Fleurieu and Adelaide Hills, Limestone Coast and Port Lincoln regions


Tumbelin program offerings include; Case Management, Coaching (families and youth), School Based Workshops, Group Work and Adventure Therapy Programs.

If you or someone you know is suffering from low self-esteem, depression and/or substance abuse and you think our Tumbelin program might help, please get in touch.

Our conversation starts with the individual in need. Our Tumbelin Case Manager will be there to journey the hard stuff with them.
Check out our brochure to find out more…
Adelaide Hills/Murray Mallee Brochure
Mt Gambier Brochure
Port Lincoln Brochure

Adelaide Hills, Murray, Mallee and Fleurieu regions:
T (08) 8388 5234
[email protected]
32 Wingrove road, Mylor SA 5153
Limestone Coast:
T (08) 8723 1456
[email protected]
159 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier SA 5290
Port Lincoln:
T (08) 8683 4464
[email protected]
14 Edinburgh Street, Port Lincoln SA 5606


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