Looking after your Mental Health

An estimated 1 in 5 Australians aged between 16–85 experienced a mental disorder in the previous 12 months according to The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing conducted in 2007.

The range of illnesses covered included anxiety disorders, affective disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders.

Those figures were before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. October is Mental Health Awareness Month and is a time to look out for oneself and others.

At the Windsor Road, Private Clinic in Baulkham Hills group sessions form the foundation for all psychotherapy in the Day Programs. Group therapy allows participants to build on their strengths and capabilities while connecting with and supporting other group participants.

The group process is a dynamic one, and the safety of the group environment enables people to practice these skills to apply them later in their own lives and relationships. They provide a powerful catalyst for recovery and self-growth, paving the way for positive change.

The Windsor Road Private Clinic runs an Equipped for a Life therapy program for patients diagnosed with chronic mental health disorders. The program looks at building healthy relationships and ensuring participants take up habits to promote good health choices and improved quality of life.

The Equipped for Life Day Program uses psycho-education to introduce and reinforce techniques and skills, as well as mindfulness to help clients with a range of difficulties including addiction disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, and personality/ emotional disorders.

Art Therapy at Windsor Road Private Clinic is an important program. It assists goal setting and empowers individuals to engage in the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Artwork by patients will be on display at Windsor Road Private Clinic during the last week of October.

The Mental Health Day Program is currently delivered through Zoom. There are three sessions each week: Wednesdays at either 9am to 12pm or 3pm to 6pm and on Thursdays from 10am to 1pm.

The face to face Mental Health Day Program will resume soon. The three-hour face to face sessions run on Wednesdays from 9am to 12pm and 3pm to 6pm.

Call to have an initial assessment with a mental health clinician. They will guide you through the admission process, including health fund cover.

If you don’t have private health insurance, you can still access the services as a self-funded patient. The first step is to get a referral from your doctor. Once you have the referral, call to request an estimate of fees prior to admission.

Self-funded accounts must be paid in full prior to admission. Call (02) 9686 0815 or 02 9686 0808 to find out more.

499 Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153

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