Other conditions

Mental health conditions are wide ranging. People can experience different mental health challenges at different times in their lives or following different life experiences.

A number of Ramsay Mental Health services offer a general mental health ward, to care for patients experiencing general mental health issues and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

Group and Individual Therapy at Karinya Clinic

Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. This type of therapy is an integral component of the therapeutic practise delivered in our Ramsay Mental Health hospital and day patient clinics. It is available and delivered on a daily basis by different members of the multi-disciplinary team. While Group Therapy can be used alone, it is commonly integrated into a comprehensive, individualised treatment recovery care plan that may also include individual therapy and medication. 

If you would like to find out more about our Group and Individual therapy programs, please feel free to contact us by using our contact us form, and one of our helpful staff will be in contact shortly. 

Alternatively, to have a private conversation with one of our staff, you can contact us on 02 6022 4450 between 9am and 4.30pm. 

Stress / lifestyle management 

Stress is the emotional and physical response to pressure. Pressure can arise from factors that are external to you such as life events, illness of self or someone close, your social environment, living conditions, work, home, family pressures, study and lack of overall support. Stress can often arise from the expectations that you might place upon yourself. For some people even enjoyable occasions can be stressful. Making small changes and taking a step back whilst looking at your situation from a different perspective can make all the difference. 

If you would like to find out more about the programs available to assist with managing stress and lifestyle management at Karinya Clinic, please feel free to contact us by using our contact us form, and one of our helpful staff will be in contact shortly. 

Alternatively, to have a private conversation with one of our staff, you can contact us on 02 6022 4450 between 9am and 4.30pm. 

Mindfulness 

Mindfulness is the act of making a conscious decision and paying attention to whatever you are doing, right now. Mindfulness meditation is one way that we can respond to painful thoughts, feelings and sensations with acceptance. Mindfulness engages in four particular skills; 

  • Observing, 
  • Describing, 
  • Acting with awareness, 
  • Non- judging of inner experience and non-reactivity to inner experience. 

Whilst staying with us at Karinya Clinic, you will practise mindfulness on a daily basis. 

If you would like to find out more about our various Group and Individual therapy programs, please feel free to contact us by using our contact us form, and one of our helpful staff will be in contact shortly. 

Alternatively, to have a private conversation with one of our staff, you can contact us on 02 6022 4450between 9am and 4.30pm. 

Communication 

Effective communication is an important element in healthy relationships and forms the basis of dealing with conflict successfully. For many of us, communicating our needs and how we are feeling can be very difficult at times, even with those closest to us. Whilst attending the group therapy sessions we aim to help you understand your particular style of communicating and dealing with conflict, to identifying strengths and weakness in your current approach and ultimately to provide you with strategies to communicate effectively. 

If you would like to find out more about our Group and Individual therapy programs, please feel free to contact us by using our contact us form, and one of our helpful staff will be in contact shortly. 

Alternatively, to have a private conversation with one of our staff, you can contact us on 02 6022 4450 between 9am and 4.30pm. 

Healthy Living Skills 

Taking positive steps towards a healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on your stress levels and mood. Establishing a healthy sleep routine, participating in regular exercise, incorporating a healthy nutritious diet and fostering meaningful connections with other are all known to contribute to health and wellbeing. 

If you would like to find out more about our Group and Individual therapy programs, please feel free to contact us by using our contact us form, and one of our helpful staff will be in contact shortly. 

Alternatively, to have a private conversation with one of our staff, you can contact us on 02 6022 4450between 9am and 4.30pm. 

Karinya Clinic Gymnasium 

The gymnasium is equipped with a Life Fitness recumbent exercise bike, a Life Fitness treadmill, a Concept 2 rowing machine and a Life Fitness multi station. 

The equipment chosen enables patients of Karinya Clinic to engage in an exercise program, which improve cardio-vascular fitness and muscular strength and endurance. A physiotherapist assesses patients who want to use the gym and an individualised program is created for them. 

The physical benefits of exercise are well researched and studies have demonstrated that regular exercisers have better mental health and emotional wellbeing and lower rates of mental illness. 



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