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.

Managing Mood Disorders and Managing Anxiety Disorders – Veteran Specific

- currently taking a Waiting list

CBT is a well-researched psychoeducational treatment approach to the management of many mental health issues including anxiety, depression and PTSD. These programs were created especially for veterans so that they can share in a safe place their experiences of military service and the effects it has had on their mental health.

We run two different mental groups - one for mood disorders including depression, the other for anxiety disorders. They run sequentially once a week. Both programs are designed to assist participants in their recovery by identifying early warning signs, stressors and other symptoms associated with their mental health issues. Participants will learn effective strategies to enhance their ability to self-manage and seek early intervention in the event of relapse.

The group is run by allied health staff once a week, with a maximum of 12 veterans in the group.

These programs are DVA approved and therefore no cost is required from ex-military participants.

Veteran Specific brochure

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy using Art Therapy Day Program

The CBT using Art Therapy Day Program is a general mental health 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 principals of CBT using art as a medium.

Program content includes:

  • Self care
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Boundaries
  • Body image
  • Relaxation and mindfulness

The group is run by allied health staff once a week over 10 weeks, with a maximum of 10 people in the group.

CBT using Art Therapy brochure

Mindfulness Masterclass Day Program

This program encompasses different aspects of mindfulness including breathwork, art, music, movement and has practical exercises aimed to help integrate mindfulness into everyday life.

The group is an open, half day once a week general mental health program over 10 weeks.



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