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 Southport Private? 

We offer both day and inpatient programs for our patients depending on the level of assistance they need as determined in conjunction with their health care professional.

Day Program 

Mood Disorder Program

Our specialised, supportive day program is suited to people who need help recovering from or dealing with mental health concerns, giving them lasting confidence in managing their mental health.

Groups consist of psychoeducation, reflection activities, experiential learning, and group discussions.

These models help people with mental health concerns in exploring where their difficulties, issues or ways of behaving, thinking or feelings may come from.

The program runs for 10 weeks with the following topics covered in groups;

  • The nature of the disorder
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Relaxation and behavioural activation
  • Self-esteem
  • Managing difficult emotions
  • Relationships and communication skills
  • Healthy living and lifestyle choices
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivation and goal setting
  • Relapse Prevention

Our group programs are founded on the evidence-based mental health treatment Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), utilising aspects of Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).

 

Inpatient Program 

Inpatient treatment is where patients stay at the clinic for the duration of their treatment.

Our Inpatient Mental Health Clinic provides evidence-based mental health treatment. Our experienced, professional team aims to give patients the skills and confidence to manage their mental health concerns now and into the future.

Our team of highly qualified mental health practitioners helps people dealing with:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Alcohol dependency
  • Low self-esteem
  • Impaired relationship or communication skills
  • Intent to suicide
  • Grief and loss
  • Isolation
  • Diminished level of functioning

Admission Enquiries

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lisa our intake manager on 07 5671 8447 or email intake.tsp@ramsayhealth.com.au



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