Depression

Feeling sad or down from time to time is a normal part of life. However, some people experience intense sadness and low mood that is difficult to shake. This is called depression.

People with depression may experience poor sleep, a lack of motivation or interest, and a feeling of emptiness or numbness. These feelings interfere with their daily lives, making it difficult to do things they would otherwise enjoy.

Different people will experience depression in different ways, and as such treatment for depression will vary from person to person.

How do we treat Depression at The Cairns Clinic? 

Inpatient program 

Our inpatient service is run by an experienced multi-disciplinary team, offering you 24 hour care.  We provide a comfortable, stable environment allowing you to focus on your recovery. 

Please contact us for more information on inpatient care.

Day program

This program is specifically designed for those with depression and offers education and skills for managing depression in a supportive environment. There is an opportunity to practice implementing the skills and ideas introduced during an in house admission. Participants are given assistance in developing a weekly plan for achieving goals that are related to meaningful areas of life.

For more information on the Day Programs available from The Cairns Clinic contact us today on (07) 4050 7000.

Download documents 

Day program referral form 



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