Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is normal - most people will experience some level of it on a fairly regular basis.

But excessive anxiety can have a negative impact on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This can make it increasingly difficult to function normally in important areas of life, such as work and relationships. When this happens, professional support can help you to overcome extreme, excessive anxiety.

The experienced team at Cooinda Mental Health Service can show you how you can take steps to manage anxiety and take back the control of your life. 

About the program

The Cooinda Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive program for those suffering with anxiety.

The program is based on CBT which has been shown through evidence-based research to be the most effective psychological treatment for anxiety.

Each patient who participates in the CBT for Anxiety program receives a treatment plan which aims to meet their individual needs.

The plan will include input from the multidisciplinary team, and will typically include group therapy followed by individual therapy if necessary.

Group therapy: This involves meeting with a small group of people (maximum 10 participants) once a week who all suffer from anxiety over a period of 10 weeks. Each group is facilitated by experienced mental health clinicians. The key objectives are to learn how to apply CBT strategies that could aid in symptom relief and prevent relapse. In a group setting you are not alone with the difficulties you experience. The program will take place on Thursdays and will provide all materials relevant to participating in the program, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

If you think this might be beneficial for you, please see your GP and they will organise a referral if appropriate.

Multidisciplinary Team

Our multi-disciplinary team is made up of highly skilled and experienced consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health clinical nurses, occupational therapist and exercise physiologist.

Costs

Private Health Funds: Most funds will cover the cost of the program.

DVA card holders: The DVA will cover the cost of the program.

Self-fundingAvailable upon approval.

For GPs - Referrals

If your patient is assessed as meeting the eligibility for our program, please call 1300 780 413 for more information about the program including available psychiatrists.

Referrals can be forwarded to Cooinda Mental Health Service at scph.cooinda@uchealth.com.au