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General inpatient program

Care commences with an initial interview with nursing staff and/or allied health staff regarding goals for inpatient stay and education on the programs that will assist in individual recovery. The inpatient program is structured yet flexible to meet the needs of all individuals.

Individual sessions with a psychologist, exercise physiologist, dietitian or social worker can be arranged via a referral from your treating psychiatrist.

The inpatient program includes sessions on topics such as: mood management, communication skills, sleep hygiene, addiction difficulties, stress management and much more that is relevant to recovery from mental health issues. The topics are educational in nature and provides patients with the opportunity to learn, share their experiences and practice skills discussed. Staff that deliver these sessions include, psychologists, dietitians, social workers, art therapists and exercise physiologists.

The Program Content Includes:

  • Psychological interventions based on a variety of evidenced based treatments are offered including cognitive behavioural therapy, behaviour activation, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and schema therapy to name a few.
  • Content can be supportive in nature, psycho-educational or skills acquisition.
  • Other activities offered in the program include art therapy, drumming, gardening, a range of recreational activities, nutrition, and exercise programs such as pilates
  • Symptom reduction
  • Increasing motivation and taking charge of ones mental health difficulties
  • Introduction to skills and coping strategies to manage at home
  • Building community and social resources, and
  • Improving self-esteem

Private health insurance is recommended. Funding may be provided by other agencies such as Workcover insurers (WC), Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC). Self-funded clients are also welcome.

For further information simply call our Intake Coordinator on 03 9526 0200.

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