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Baringa Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Bindarray Clinic offers a range of day group programs as well as inpatient stays.

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What is a mood disorder?

Everyone experiences low mood from time to time. Depression is essentially a more extreme form of this. Feelings such as sadness, disrupted sleep, lack of motivation and emptiness tend to last for most of the day for an extended period of time. Running through the different types of depression are a number of interrelated characteristics. They can vary in intensity for individual sufferers of the condition and may even change over time. They are: 

  • Emptiness, numbness and difficulty feeling positive emotions.
  • Loss of energy, enthusiasm or interest
  • Self-preoccupation, egocentricity, difficulty being aware of the needs of others
  • Negative thoughts about oneself, one’s past, present and future, perhaps leading to a loss of hope.

The Program 

Managing Mood Disorders

Aims to improve depression symptom management for people living with a mood disorder and improve the quality of living through

  • Psychoeducation about depression and the lethargy cycle
  • Learning how to challenge unhelpful thoughts associated with depression
  • Learning behavioural activation strategies, anger management tools, problem solving skills, and developing good sleep practices
  • Development of strategies to enhance communication and better manage relationships
  • Learning ways to manage grief for self and others
  • Assist participants to understand the importance of physical activity as a component of symptom management

These issues are addressed using group therapy approaches.

Duration 

The program is run on an outpatient basis. 
1 day a week (Monday) from 9am to 3pm for 10 weeks.

Group Size 

Maximum of 12 participants

Eligibility & Admission

Written referrals are required from:

  • General Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists

Once a referral is received, a consultation will be arranged with one of our psychiatrists, and if appropriate, referral will be made into the next available program.

What is an Anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a term that can be used to describe a sense of worry or tension, or can be used to describe a variety of disorders. Anxiety is unhelpful when it becomes exaggerated, interferes with the quality of life, affects social and occupational functioning and affects physical and/or mental health. Anxiety disorders present in various forms from generalised to specific. 

The Program 

Aims to improve anxiety symptom management for people living with an anxiety disorder and improve the quality of living through

  • Psychoeducation about Anxiety
  • Learning how to challenge unhelpful thoughts associated with anxiety
  • Learning how to reduce unhelpful avoidance behaviour
  • Learning de-arousal strategies, anger management tools, problem solving skills and sleep hygiene
  • Development of strategies to enhance communication and better manage relationships 
  • Assist participants to understand the importance of physical activity as a component of symptom management

These issues are addressed using group therapy approaches.

Duration 

The program is run on an outpatient basis. 
1 day a week (Monday) from 9am to 3pm for 12 weeks.

Group Size 

Maximum of 12 participants

Eligibility & Admission

Written referrals are required from:

  • General Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists

Once a referral is received, a consultation will be arranged with one of our psychiatrists, and if appropriate, referral will be made into the next available program.

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological condition that develops following an extremely stressful event or series of events that cause intense fear. Those with PTSD are much more likely than others to have major depression, problems with substance abuse, or panic disorder sometime in their lives. In PTSD, factors associated with the original event/s elicit the same stressful feelings later on, so the affected person often tries to avoid these stimuli. Feelings of stress in response to a trauma are normal.

The Program 

The Program aims to improve the quality of living for patients by addressing the following issues:

  • Education about PTSD
  • Learning how to deal with painful thoughts and feelings associated with PTSD
  • Learning to manage depression, anxiety, anger, alcohol and drug-related problems, and sleeping difficulties
  • Medication management, when indicated
  • Development of strategies to enhance communication and better managed relationships 
  • Assist participants to understand the importance of physical activity as a component of symptom management
  • Family days - where psycho-education is provided about this disorder and its treatments to family members/significant others. 

These issues are addressed using individual and group therapy approaches. Tailored plans are developed with each participant. Comprehensive discharge planning involving liaison with appropriate support services is provided.

Duration

The program is run on an outpatient basis. A list of accommodation close to the facility is available on request for those that live outside the area.

The program consists of:

  • Two days (Wednesday/Thursday) per week from 9am – 3pm for 10 weeks.
  • Individual sessions are provided before or after each day. Each client will be allocated suitable times.
  • There is also an extra day follow up three months post program completion.

The Program 

Relapse Prevention Program

Aims to reduce the chance of relapse of a mental illness through ongoing skills review and practice in a group setting:

  • Psychoeducation 
  • Learning how to challenge unhelpful thinking
  • The importance of creating meaningful and healthy lifestyles
  • Reviewing problem solving skills, sleep hygiene, communication skills, emotion regulation skills and goal setting
  • Encourage participants to continue with physical activity as a component of ongoing symptom management
  • Encourage ongoing engagement and support with group participants

Duration

The program is run on an outpatient basis. 

One day a Month (First Friday) from 9am to 3pm.

Group Size

12 participants.

Eligibility & Admission 

Written referrals are required from:

  • General Practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
Once a referral is received, a consultation will be arranged with one of our psychiatrists, and if appropriate, referral will be made into the next available program.

Reach out today for admission information