The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital’s Trauma Recovery Program is an outpatient program designed to meet the needs of those who have experienced a significant trauma.
Trauma recovery process
The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital’s Cooinda Mental Health Service provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services and is located at The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at Buderim. Cooinda offers an intensive program to help guide veterans, and those who experienced significant trauma, through the recovery process.
PTSD can make it very difficult, if not impossible, for people to function normally in the important areas of life such as work, home and socially.
Traumatic experiences are common and most people will experience a traumatic event at some point in their life.
After a traumatic experience it is quite normal for people to develop an acute stress reaction such as fright, sadness, or disconnection – these may last a few weeks but within a month or so, most people’s stress reactions begin to dissipate.
However, for some people these symptoms do not go away and develop into post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can last for many months or years. PTSD can make it very difficult, if not impossible, for people to function normally in the important areas of life such as work, home and socially.
Suitability and referral
We are now accepting referrals for this program.
Your GP, treating psychiatrist or psychologist may refer you directly to the Trauma Recovery Program or to a psychiatrist credentialed with The Sunshine Coast Private Hospital (visit sunshinecoasthospital.com.au/psychiatrists to view the credentialed specialists and their contact information).
Your referral will be assessed by the clinical team to ensure suitability and confirmation that the program will meet your needs.
A list containing the start and concluding dates for the Trauma Recovery for Veterans program is available by visiting sunshinecoasthospital.com.au/cooindacalendar.
For more information, please contact the Cooinda Mental Health Service on 1300 780 413 or complete the online form below.
Please note: DVA entitled persons may be able to access transport and accommodation assistance when participating in this program. Enquiries relating to Transport and Accommodation assistance are to be directed to DVA on 1300 550 454.