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.
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.
The program is run on an outpatient basis.
1 day a week (Monday) from 9am to 3pm for 12 weeks.
Maximum of 12 participants
Eligibility & Admission
Written referrals are required from:
- General Practitioners
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.