Anxiety and depression

When anxiety or depression persists and starts to affect your daily activities or enjoyment of life, we are here to help with professional, compassionate care to assist you to address and manage your feelings.

St John of God Health Care anxiety and depression treatment services

Anxiety is a part of life for most people, but when you feel anxious for no reason or your anxiety doesn't go away or gets worse, it can have a real impact on your quality of life. Symptoms of anxiety can include unexplained re-occurring panic attacks and a fear of certain situations. 

Likewise, depression and feelings of low mood and sadness which lasts for weeks, months or even years can also reduce your enjoyment of life.

When you need professional, compassionate care to help you address and manage your feelings of anxiety or depression St John of God Health Care is here to help.

Likewise, depression and feelings of low mood and sadness lasting for weeks, months or even years can reduce your enjoyment of life. It can affect self-worth and change your ability to start or complete normal daily activities. Some people who experience depression also see a significant change to their regular appetite and sleeping patterns.

How can treatment for anxiety and depression help?

Seeking help for anxiety or depression can be confronting as you start to acknowledge your feelings and accept that you need help.

Our hospitals and services offer a number of treatment programs designed to support you in your recovery. The programs are designed to consider a range of individual needs including:

  • in-hospital stays
  • counselling
  • group therapy programs
  • individual counselling sessions 
  • individual appointments with a private psychiatrist

Each program is tailored to meet your needs and put you at the centre of our care to give you the best chance of a successful recovery. 
As a general guide, treatment for anxiety will assist you with your own self-awareness, teach you how to manage your perceptions and reactions, and prepare you to incorporate this into your every-day life. 

Programs aimed at treating depression will teach you cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a tool to use ongoing in self-management. CBT is based on scientific research and will support you to change your thinking patterns and behaviors by managing your emotions. You will have the opportunity to learn how depression works, how it manifests in you and how to counteract its effects in the short and long term.

You will have access to experienced mental health professionals who specialise in the treatment of anxiety and depression and include psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and allied health professionals.

How to access our anxiety and depression programs?

The first step is to speak to your general practitioner (GP) about how you are feeling, so they can discuss your options  and provide a referral to an appropriate program or service. However, if you are concerned about your emotional wellbeing or a loved one you can make an admission enquiry on the form below today so that we can help you to better understand your care options.

The costs involved with participating in our private hospital programs are covered by most private health insurers. An excess or co-payment may apply depending on your level of private health cover.

Our community-based services provided by St John of God Mental Wellbeing Services are available free of charge with a GP referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan as part of our commitment as a not-for-profit organisation to improve community health and wellbeing. 

Public hospital mental health care is available for eligible consumers free of charge through our State government funded facilities at St John of God Midland Public Hospital and for older adult care at St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital.  

We can provide care through the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Transport Accident Commission (VIC only) and Workcover. You can also choose to pay directly where relevant.

Where do we offer anxiety and depression treatment?

St John of God Health Care offers a number of options when considering a program for anxiety and depression treatment. Our services include hospital locations as well as community based services that offer free mental health care for people 16 years of age and over. 

New South Wales

Victoria  

Western Australia

Find a psychiatrist near you. 

Please complete the form and we will contact you during regular office hours (9.00am to 5.00pm). If you require urgent help please call Lifeline: 13 11 14

If you do not receive a response to your enquiry within 24 hours please contact: [email protected]

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