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.
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.
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.
We also run veteran specific programs.
Ramsay Clinic Cairns also runs a Managing Mood using Art Therapy Day Program – designed to allow participants to develop new skills to process, communicate, problem solve and express themselves using different visual mediums. In this program patients learn to apply the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy using art as a medium (no art experience or flair necessary).
For more information on the Day Programs available from Ramsay Clinic Cairns contact us today on (07) 4050 7000.
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