Bipolar disorder is a manageable condition with appropriate medical, emotional and physical support. A program at The Banyans provides guests with sustainable, long-term routines that can help them find emotional balance, and regain the fullness of life in a healthy way.

Program Highlights
  • Onsite psychiatrist and medical specialists ensure that medications are closely monitored and altered if necessary
  • Emotional and psychological therapies with a registered psychologist equip you with the tools and strategies to establish long-term routines and ongoing stability
  • Onsite nurses, chefs and support staff are available to help you achieve balance, including regular sleep, diet, exercise and overall positive health.
  • For some people, bipolar disorder can be quite distressing as people feel like they are experience drastic “swings” between moods. A therapeutic program at The Banyans Health and Wellness is designed to help guests find an even keel by equipping them with realistic skills and strategies required for long-term management.


Medication may be one of the corner stones in the long-term management plan of bipolar disorder. Due to the unique manifestations of bipolar disorder, ongoing medical support and supervision is paramount if medications are being prescribed or altered. Guests at The Banyans benefit from regular consultations with specialist doctors and onsite psychiatrists, such as Dr Anja Kriegeskotten.

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Emotional and psychological therapies

Throughout a program at The Banyans, guests partner with a number of psychological and emotional therapists. Individuals with bipolar disorder particularly benefit from research-based ancillary therapies such as music therapy, art therapy, and equine assisted therapy. Rather than an “all or nothing” approach to life, guests work collaboratively with professionals to develop skills in emotional sustainability, so that take home routines are realistic and helpful.

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Exercise and physical health therapies

Personal training, yoga and massage therapy have all shown to play a substantial role in emotional regulation, stress relief, and sleep regulation, all of which are important contributing factors to “flare ups” of bipolar disorder. Regular engagement in each of these activities encourages guests to build these into their daily routine, further supporting long-term emotional stability and physical health.

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For those who may be experiencing more than one condition, the personalised nature of each program can incorporate elements of treatment for multiple conditions. We are able to incorporate elements of treatment for mental health conditions, substance misuse and abuse, chronic stress, trauma, and eating disorder into a program for bipolar disorder.

The team at The Banyans really get to know you and really understand the reasons as to why you are here. Everybody really cares.

– Previous Guest