Who is the program for?
The Creative Mindfulness program is designed for participants to wish to learn and experience the practice of mindfulness.
How will it help me?
By fostering awareness and an accepting attitude, participants will develop a greater understanding of their emotions and internal world. Once participants have more awareness of their internal experience, this can be applied to guide them in managing moods and related behaviours.
Therapies based on mindfulness have been well-documented to show a reduction in mental health symptoms, a reduction in impulsive and/or unhelpful behaviours, and an improvement in well-being and quality of life.
The program will be facilitated by both a psychologist and an art therapist, and will incorporate art therapy and other creative techniques to explore these concepts.
When does it run?
This 8-week program runs weekly on Fridays from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
How much does it cost?
All referrals are subject to a health fund check prior to admission or commencing a program and prior approval is sought for compensable for Workcover, TAC and Department of Veterans’ affairs (DVA) patients.
Our Patient Services Staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have in relation to cost. Please call us on 03 9526 0295 to discuss your options
Our Day Program Administration Officer will do a health fund check and give you feedback on whether your cover includes day program and whether there are any out of pocket expenses.
How do I access the program?
Admission to a Day Program requires a referral from a psychiatrist accredited with The Victoria Clinic. If you do not have a psychiatrist, we can arrange this for you.
A referral from your GP requesting an initial consultation with one of our Psychiatrists could be your first step.
Click here to view our Specialist Directory and referral process.
During your admission:
You will be required to have regular reviews with your psychiatrist whilst attending the day program.