The Banyans Health Plus
The Banyans Health Plus provides a range of integrated day programs which bring together our medical professionals, allied health practitioners and therapy team to provide one-on-one day programs.
Mental Health | Addiction & Dependency | Dual Diagnosis | Eating Disorders
Compact, flexible and intensive program
Tailored programs for those busy schedules
Multidisciplinary program inclusions
The Banyans Health Plus is Australia’s leading provider of holistic, multidisciplinary patient care. Designed based on our medical, psychological, nutritional and physical pillars of recovery, this wrap around approach to healthcare is what makes The Banyans programs so unique.
Our team brings together experts in medical professionals, allied health practitioners and therapists, who will work together to deliver a tailored program just for you. Receive coordinated support where your team are dedicated to outcomes-focussed care.
Our one-on-one day programs provide exceptional treatment in a private and convenient environment. Delivered in one-day each week, The Banyans Health Plus makes support possible without having to compromise work, family, or other commitments.
General Practitioner Consultations
Addiction Medicine Specialist Consultations (if required)
Eating Disorder Practitioner Consultations (if required)
Registered Nurse Consultation
Nutrition / Dietetics Consultations
Exercise Physiology Consultations
Yoga Therapy Sessions
Wellbeing & Mindfulness Coaching Sessions
Specialist Nutrition Testing and Pathology Testing
Chef-prepared meals from Wholesome & Bean
Each of our program inclusions have been intentionally designed to provide you with the most comprehensive understanding of your health, your coping mechanisms, your performance, and your goals. An initial assessment will inform how each practitioner will tailor their sessions based on where you are now and where you want to be. The different perspectives provided by each practitioner and their specialities adds to our wraparound approach to healthcare.
More information about each program inclusion, their benefits and what you will take away from each session are below.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty which aims to diagnose, prevent, and treat mental health concerns. Psychiatrists use a variety of methods during their consultations, including counselling, prescription medications, pathology tests, and physical examinations, to determine the most effective treatment for patients who are living with mental health conditions or working to overcome substance misuse or abuse.
During your program, our psychiatrist may request you undertake a MyDNA test. The MyDNA test analyses the DNA of an individual patient and pharmacogenomics. The MyDNA test is a reliable way of assisting practitioners in selecting safe and effective medications for their patients based on each patient’s unique genetic makeup.
On arrival, every patient attends a consultation with one of our trusted general practitioners. GPs ensure patients are in a safe and stable state for the commencement of their programs and provide guidance regarding any other relevant concerns.
The Banyans Health Plus ensures individuals experiencing addiction or dependency concerns are safe and well supported as they move towards long-lasting recovery. Dr Christian Rowan is an Addiction Medicine Specialist and provides medical guidance to the support team and patients throughout their recovery programs. Dr Rowan also advises patients with regards to relapse prevention in order to encourage long lasting change.
Psychology is the science of understanding how people think, feel, behave and learn. Although all people are inherently unique, humans tend to respond in similar ways to similar circumstances.
As a type of treatment, psychology can take many different approaches, as guided by your therapist. These approaches may include:
A typical psychology session is founded in conversation between the patient and therapist. Depending on the psychological approach, you may also complete a number of activities, imagery exercises or meditations.
Benefits of psychology
The purpose of psychology at The Banyans is to help you better understand your thoughts, behaviours and circumstances. It is also oriented to finding solutions to your problems. A significant portion of your psychological treatment will be focused on developing realistic, healthy and practical strategies for the future.
Nutrition is essential for everyone. Nutritional health contributes to your body’s everyday functioning, detoxification processes, immune function, energy production, mood balancing, stress regulation and sleep. Gut health influences access to nutrition, your brain chemistry, and behaviour; with your gut microbiota responsible for 60-90% of your serotonin and dopamine production. These two neurotransmitters underlie feelings of wellbeing and happiness.
Nutritional therapy involves a thorough nutrition status assessment using pathology and specialist testing and consideration of your health and lifestyle history. A personalised care plan is then tailored to your individual deficiencies and dietary preferences, thus encouraging long term gut health, overall health and recovery.
Generally, each patient undergoes pathology testing, the DNA Life test and Microba Stool test. These tests examine patient-specific genetic markers that can identify treatments that are more likely to work as intended, not have an effect, or cause a negative effect and practical changes that can be made to achieve an improvement of health through gut microbiome analysis.
Our physical health team is led by exercise physiologists, who design individual exercise plans for each patient at The Banyans Health Plus. Your plan will consider your current level of physical fitness, mobility, flexibility and other existing conditions. Body measurements (such as lean muscle mass and percentage of body fat) are taken at the beginning and end of your program to track your progress.
An exercise physiologist will then work with you to activate your individual exercise plan. These sessions will motivate and inspire you to adopt healthy exercise habits and will also grow healthy lifestyle leadership and discipline.
Benefits of exercise physiology
Stretching, twisting and weight-bearing exercises help the body to function effectively, allowing it to eliminate toxins and promote wellness. When breathing techniques are incorporated into the practice the body becomes invigorated and alert, but also calmer.
Benefits of yoga
Physical benefits of yoga also include increased muscle tone and core strength, which is important as we age. Yoga can reduce your risk of injury, help with managing stress, along with increase concentration, strength, flexibility, stamina and balance.
During your program, our Wellbeing Educator will go through the Facets of Wellbeing Curriculum with you. The Facets of Wellbeing help you explore the six dimensions of wellbeing and what that looks like in the context of your own life. As part of the sessions, you will score your personal wellbeing and satisfaction on each scale, and develop an action plan for improvement.
The SMART Recovery curriculum contains practical and helpful tools as well as techniques which can be used in your everyday life and for the rest of your life. The curriculum will assist in building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, problem solving and ultimately achieving lifestyle balance.
Mindfulness gives us the skill to focus our attention on what is important. It shows that you choose how you respond to a situation when feeling overwhelmed, helping you to manage your emotions. Each mindfulness session will be facilitated by a Wellness Educator, who will take you through the exercise step-by-step.
Whether it be business, family, relationships, or important decisions, being mindful helps us come to better conclusions and outcomes. Mindfulness helps us to choose how we respond rather than reacting impulsively.
Delivered by qualified professionals in one-on-one sessions, your sessions will be tailored to you and your goals.
Dr Nathan Mueller
Dr Christian Rowan
Dr Leanne Barron
Dr Tamara Weerasinghe
Our Integrated Programs involve input and a coordinated approach from an expert team of professionals during the course of the program. This team includes a General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Psychologist, Nutritionist, Exercise Physiologist, Mindfulness Coach, and Yoga Instructor.
Our Integrated Day Programs are based on a one-day per week schedule for eight weeks. Each day, you will have between five and seven sessions with our degree-qualified, registered team of professionals.
Make an enquiry on +61 1300 226 926 or using the form below.
Speak with our Intake Team to discuss your needs, concerns and desired program.
Complete an Intake Assessment and secure your program.
Begin your program at The Banyans Health Plus and experience exceptional treatment and outcomes-focussed care.