The Wellbeing Program
The Well Being Day Program offers treatment to people with a variety of mental health diagnoses, at different stages of their recovery. It is suitable as an early intervention strategy, a transition from inpatient care back to the community, or to maintain wellbeing, by helping clients build skills to aid their mental health in a socially supportive environment. This structured goal-orientated group program helps clients maintain their physical and mental health through a variety of group topics, influenced by clients’ needs. Groups include psychoeducation, coping skills, relaxation strategies, goal setting and encouragement for getting active, art and creative activities, building community connections, and making behavioural changes, to support recovery and enhance interpersonal wellbeing. Groups are based on effective interventions, including psychological therapies such as CBT, ACT, DBT and Mindfulness Practice approaches.
The Wellbeing program runs as a full day from. The open group runs one day per week and participants may commence attending at any time during the year
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Program
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps participants to create a rich, meaningful life, guided by their personal values. The Wyndham Clinic ACT Program for Anxiety and Depression emphasises principles of mindfulness, flexible thinking and stepping back from thoughts, acceptance and willingness, and commitment to value-directed actions. ACT has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety and depression, teaching participants to better manage their worried minds and move away from self-defeating behaviours.
The ACT program runs as a full day program one day per week for 12 weeks. The group program requires participants to commit to attending every week for the full day. Clients are expected to practice skills at home between sessions
Drug and Alcohol Recovery Maintenance Program (AOD)
The Drug and Alcohol Recovery Maintenance Program is designed for people who require support in maintaining abstinence from substances. It aims to introduce and develop skills and knowledge to assist participants to build a rich, full, and meaningful life free of substances.
In this structured, 12 week program, participants will have an opportunity to check-in, reflect with a group with similar experiences; build new coping skills to manage painful thoughts and feelings and reduce impulsive behaviours; identify what really matters to you (values), and set goals to build a rich, full and meaningful life; develop daily-life skills such as routine, sleep, nutrition & exercise. Identify early warning signs and understand triggers to substance use; develop self-compassion and let go of the past; build and manage healthy support systems and identifying and managing triggers for relapse.
Participants are required to have completed a formal detox program prior to entry into the day program. The program runs as a full day. The open group runs one day per week and participants may commence attending at any time during the year
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression Program (CBT)
CBT is a therapy that focuses on what people are thinking and how their thoughts and behaviours affect how they feel. CBT has been shown to be very effective in treating depression, anxiety, and a range of other mental health issues. The Wyndham Clinic CBT group is aimed at people who struggle with depression and/or anxiety, potentially with negative or worry thoughts, and who may have found themselves feeling isolated, withdrawn, or lacking confidence in their recovery. This structured, 12-week manualised group program teaches participants a range of tools they can use to improve their mood and quality of life. It includes interventions such as psychoeducation; identifying and managing unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that continue the cycle of anxiety and depression; effective communication skills to improve relationships; anger management skills; problem solving; relaxation strategies to manage anxiety and stress; and identifying and managing triggers for relapse.
CBT runs as a full day program for 12 weeks. CBT is an active therapy and as such Clients are expected to practice skills at home between sessions.
Dealing with Distress Program
The Dealing with Distress program helps individuals build competence and confidence in managing distress and surviving crises effectively. Particularly useful for clients who struggle with emotion dysregulation, the group teaches practical skills to shift unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaviour and emotional responses that lead to distress and get in the way of living the life you want. Skills are developed both to prevent problems, as well as to increase coping for when problems arise. This 12-week manualised program teaches skills based in Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance, informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The group is run as a structured education, skills practice, and discussion class. It will focus on things you can change in the here and now, specific techniques for tolerating distress, improving distress, and working with the situation.
Dealing with Distress runs as a full day program one day per week for 12 weeks. Dealing with Distress group program requires participants to commit to attending every week for the full day. Clients are expected to practice skills at home between sessions
Wise Minds – Youth Therapy Program
Wise Minds is a youth therapy group program, which is aimed at people between 17-24 years of age. It draws on a range of therapy skills, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Wise Minds also incorporates art and crafts, discussion and activities. These combined help build skills in distress tolerance, mindfulness, communication relationships, managing emotions, self care, and changing unhelpful thinking and behaviours.