In Australia, 1 in 6 women has experienced childhood trauma, 1 in 5 women has experienced sexual violence, and 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
When a woman experiences a trauma, such as sexual or domestic violence, she can be left with intense feelings of fear and helplessness. This can trigger responses such as avoidance, intrusive thoughts and high reactivity. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
Many people show symptoms of PTSD in the first few weeks after a traumatic event but recover on their own with the support of family and friends. Others may require treatment and support from health professionals.
Effective treatment for PTSD involves a mix of inpatient psychiatric care and outpatient psychological services. Ramsay Clinic Thirroul offers both inpatient care and day programs for the management of PTSD.
Our Clinic is staffed by a team of medical, nursing and allied health staff who are committed to providing a safe environment where women can receive treatment for their trauma-related mental health disorders.
Our experienced, professional team understands the pervasive nature of trauma and create an environment that promotes health and recovery.
Our in-patient care aims to give patients the skills and confidence to manage their mental health concerns now and into the future.
Day Programs are structured, therapeutic group sessions – think of it as ‘group therapy’. We offer Trauma Day Programs, tailored to address the specific needs of the people we care for.
Run once a week, over a period of 8-12 weeks, you’ll work with our expert therapists on building life skills and managing symptoms.
The Trauma Day Programs can assist you to:
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