Mental health and therapy

Anxiety

Our anxiety programs are designed to help you better understand and manage your symptoms of anxiety so you can progress to a more positive state-of-mind.

Caregiver leading group therapy

Anxiety is a normal part of life but when it happens for no obvious reason, if it doesn’t go away, or gets worse over time, it can have a big impact on your enjoyment of life. Our treatment may help you better respond to anxiety and fear.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety comes in many forms and everyone’s experience is personal.

You may have unexplained panic attacks that keep happening, or intense fear of certain situations. For many, social encounters with others can cause anxiety and you can experience excessive anxiety or worry for months.

How anxiety programs can help you

You may be referred for treatment if your anxiety is persistent and interferes with your everyday life.

Our programs give you the tools you need to help you:

  • raise awareness of how you think and act
  • understand the impact of your thoughts and actions on how you feel
  • learn other ways of seeing and reacting to situations
  • practice new behaviour strategies and incorporate these into your lifestyle for your own long-term health and wellbeing.

Programs available

Our inpatient anxiety program helps you address the acute symptoms of your anxiety - those things that need to be managed most urgently.

Living within the hospital and its grounds as an inpatient, you can focus on learning new skills and re-establishing health routines in an environment free from the distractions of daily life.

What to expect?

Inpatient anxiety programs usually include an 18 to 21-day stay at our hospital, depending on your clinical need and in consultation with your treating team.

You can access a mix of individual and group-based therapies.

Referrals and costs

A referral from a general practitioner is needed to enrol in our anxiety treatment programs.

The costs involved with enrolling in our programs is covered by most private health insurers. Any excess and/or co-payment depends on your level of cover.

We can provide care through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Work Cover. We also welcome self-funded patients.

Interested in our anxiety inpatient program?

To make an enquiry please fill in the form below.

Our anxiety day group program gives you the tools to manage your anxiety. You will gain an understanding of the underlying causes and learn strategies to overcome and deal with your anxiety.

Therapies used include cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

What to expect?

Our most popular anxiety day programs run between 10 and 12 weeks. During this program, you can access ongoing care and support during the weekly classes which cover specific skills and therapies.

Referrals and costs

You may need a referral from your general practitioner (GP) or your Psychiatrist to attend our outpatient therapy programs.

The costs involved with enrolling in our programs is covered by most private health insurers. Any excess and/or co-payment depends on your level of cover.

We can provide care through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Work Cover. We also welcome self-funded patients.

Interested in our anxiety day group program?

To make an enquiry please fill in the form below.

 

You can choose to see one of our psychiatrists who specialises in helping people with anxiety. You can see a psychiatrist for individual appointments, in combination with a day program or as an inpatient.

What to expect?

Our psychiatrists will keep you informed about your rights regarding confidentiality, speak with you about your wellbeing, and work with you to develop a plan towards recovery. This plan can involve therapy and/or medication.

Single or ongoing appointments with your private psychiatrist are available.

Referrals and costs

A referral from a general practitioner is needed to see a private psychiatrist.

There is often a one-off fee for your first appointment with a private psychiatrist. We recommend you call your psychiatrist's rooms to check this cost before your appointment.

If your psychiatrist recommends you enrol in one of our anxiety treatment programs, the costs of these programs are covered by most private health insurers. Any excess and/or co-payment depends on your level of cover.

Interested in an appointment with a private psychiatrist?

To make an enquiry please fill in the form below or find a psychiatrist.

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: info@sjog.org.au

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