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.

Art Therapy Program

Day patient program

Frequency/duration

Ongoing every Monday

Who is it for

Art Therapy is for anyone experiencing distress and is especially effective for people who find it difficult to verbalise or acknowledge their feelings.

About the program

Art Therapy involves using art for self-expression and reflection in the presence of a trained art therapist. Patients referred to the program don’t need any experience or skill in art as the aim is to enable a patient to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe environment.          

As well as drawing, painting and clay, the art therapist may use creative writing, creative visualisation, music and movement.

Art Therapy helps people:

  • Increase insight and awareness
  • Release feeling and emotions
  • Identify blocks to emotional expression and growth
  • Develop creativity and self expression
  • Develop self understanding
  • Improve self esteem
  • Solve problems and conflicts
  • Increase communication skills
  • Relax and develop focus
  • Develop healthy coping skills

Additional information

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

Download the program brochure here

 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

 

Day patient program

Frequency/duration

1 day a week for 12 weeks 

Who is it for

For people experiencing frequent and intense changes in their emotional state often leading to self-damaging behaviours.

About the program

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy focusses on helping patients learn new skills and ways to manage their emotions. The program is highly structured and includes modules on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. The modules are outlines in more depth below.

Additional information

An integral part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and practise of the skills introduced.

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

Download the program brochure here

 

Schema Therapy

Day patient program

Frequency/duration

1 day a week for 20 weeks 

Who is it for

For people who have long term difficulties caused by unhelpful patterns of thought, feelings and behaviour. This can include people who contend with symptoms such as extreme emotional and interpersonal sensitivity, fears of abandonment, rapid mood changes, self-destructive and self-harming behaviours, problems with a sense of self and experiencing life and relationships as chaotic.

About the program

Schema Therapy is a treatment program incorporating principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, interpersonal, dynamic and experiential approaches. It focuses on deeper personality change, rather than rapid symptom relief. In intensive weekly sessions over a period of time determined by the patient's progress, patients are assisted to identify and address long term patterns at the core of their difficulties.

Additional information

An integral part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and practise of the skills introduced.

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au.

Download the program brochure here

 

Seniors

Day patient program

Frequency/duration

Monday, Wednesday and Friday (each patient has an individual schedule)

Who is it for

For seniors experiencing anxiety, depression, grief or loss

About the program

Later life is a time of contentment and contemplation for most people. It can also be a time of loss, due to the death of loved ones, a decline in physical health and loss of independence. This time of life can be difficult to adjust to and may also reawaken earlier unresolved losses.

The Seniors Program at The Hollywood Clinic aims to assist older people to live contented and fulfilled lives and focuses on helping people adjust to loss and change, manage depression and anxiety, improve sleep and socialise. The program has been designed to meet different patient needs on different days.

Each patient is assigned a mental health therapist who monitors the patient’s progress and liaises with other health professionals as needed. Group topics include:

  • Anxiety management
  • Reminiscence
  • Depression management
  • Improving communication
  • Exercise
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Leisure activities
  • Lifestyle education
  • Relaxation

Additional information

An integral part of this program is a commitment to regular group attendance and practise of the skills introduced.

You will require private health insurance or Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) entitlements or agree to self-fund this course.

Enquiries

If you would like to know more about how we can help you, please call 9346 6803 during business hours or email thcbookings.hph@ramsayhealth.com.au

Download the program brochure here



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