Everyone feels worried or stressed from time to time. Usually, those feelings fade when a stressful situation has passed. However, some people experience overwhelming feelings of worry, for no particular reason, that can make it difficult to cope with daily life. This is called anxiety.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, affecting around one in every four people.

How do we treat Anxiety at Ramsay Clinic Coffs Harbour?

Anxiety is a term that can be used to describe a sense of worry or tension, or can be used to describe a variety of disorders. Anxiety is unhelpful when it becomes exaggerated, interferes with the quality of life, affects social and occupational functioning and affects physical and/or mental health. Anxiety disorders present in various forms from generalised to specific. 

We offer both day and inpatient programs for our patients depending on the level of assistance they need as determined in conjunction with their health care professional.

Day Program 

  • Aims to improve anxiety symptom management for people living with an anxiety disorder and improve the quality of living through
  • Psychoeducation about Anxiety
  • Learning how to challenge unhelpful thoughts associated with anxiety
  • Learning how to reduce unhelpful avoidance behaviour
  • Learning de-arousal strategies, anger management tools, problem solving skills and sleep hygiene
  • Development of strategies to enhance communication and better manage relationships 
  • Assist participants to understand the importance of physical activity as a component of symptom management
  • These issues are addressed using group therapy approaches.


The program is run on an outpatient basis. 

1 day a week (Monday) from 9am to 3pm for 12 weeks.

Group Size 

Maximum of 12 participants


Inpatient treatment is where patients stay at the clinic for the duration of their treatment.

Our Inpatient Program provides evidence-based mental health treatment. Our experienced, professional team aims to give patients the skills and confidence to manage their mental health concerns now and into the future.

Our team of highly qualified mental health practitioners helps people dealing with:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Low self-esteem
  • Impaired relationship or communication skills
  • Intent to suicide
  • Grief and loss
  • Isolation
  • Diminished level of functioning

Admission information 

Written referrals are required from:

  • General Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists

Once a referral is received, a consultation will be arranged with one of our psychiatrists, and if appropriate, referral will be made into the next available program.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lisa our intake manager on 07 5671 8447 or email 

Patients staying at the Ramsay Clinic Coffs Harbour are assessed for inclusion in the Inpatient program by the treating psychiatrist and the intake officer. A guidebook containing information about the therapy program and a workbook with educational information and handouts related to group sessions is then provided. The psychologist and/or nursing staff will then do an orientation tour of the clinic and introduce the patient to our recovery-oriented practice.

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