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 Ramsay Clinic Caloundra?

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

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program

The CBT program is designed to provide ongoing support in developing and maintaining strategies to manage symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. It is based on a well-researched psychoeducational treatment approach and is run weekly by fully trained psychologists or social workers.

This group is designed for people who have difficulties managing:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Unhelpful emotions
  • PTSD symptoms

This program teaches effective strategies to use and also provides a forum to share with others in a similar situation. It provides an opportunity to see that you are not alone in the way that problems affect you and you are able to develop a sense of connectedness with other group members.

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