Treatment for mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety must be personally tailored to bring about long-lasting freedom in a person’s life. Under the guidance of our lead psychiatrist Dr Anja Kriegeskotten, The Banyans designs an individual program for you to help you regain joy and contentment.

 

 

 

Depression Program Highlights

Onsite psychiatrist and medical specialist for thorough medical support and supervision

Daily therapeutic appointments with psychologists, ancillary therapists and support staff

24/7 support from trained mental health staff ensures safety, security and care

Focused, personalised treatment to ensure effective, measurable results

The Banyans approach to depression treatment


Medical support

Guests experiencing mental health challenges benefit from regular psychiatry consultations with Dr Anja Kriegeskotten or one of our consulting psychiatrists. Dr Anja will review any current medications, while assessing the need for new prescriptions or dosage changes. Onsite registered nurses support guests during the introduction and management of new medications. These change are best undertaken under medical supervision and with close support.

All treating professionals work collaboratively at The Banyans

Emotional and psychological therapies

The Banyans has a highly qualified team of psychologists and degree-qualified ancillary therapists to deliver a wide array of emotional therapies. These include traditional psychology sessions, as well as neurologic music therapy, EAGALA accredited equine assisted therapy, art therapy and counselling. A multimodal approach is particularly beneficial for guests who may not respond well to traditional “talking therapies”.

I was stuck in rut that I didn’t know how to get out of. The Banyans turned that around for me. I am excited for my life again.

– Previous Guest

Nutritional therapy

There has been extensive research into the relationship between gut health and mental health. The gut plays a substantial role in the production of “happy hormones”. Advanced genetic and nutritional tests inform our nutritionist on the best way to restore your gut health through supplements and a balanced diet, while avoiding food intolerances that trigger inflammation.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is often one of the most rewarding aspects of The Banyans program for individuals experiencing mental health challenges. Physical activity provides an instant increase in endorphins, and reaching physical goals can be very encouraging. An exercise physiologist works with qualified personal trainers, yoga therapists, and aqua therapists to encourage personal leadership and maximise the benefits of exercise on mental 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 anxiety, substance misuse and abuse, chronic stress, trauma, and eating disorder into a program for depression.

Depression Program Highlights

Onsite psychiatrist and medical specialist for thorough medical support and supervision

Daily therapeutic appointments with psychologists, ancillary therapists and support staff

24/7 support from trained mental health staff ensures safety, security and care

Focused, personalised treatment to ensure effective, measurable results

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Our process

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A private, confidential discussion with one of our friendly intake team can help you understand why The Banyans is Australia’s best therapeutic treatment option for depression rehab and recovery. Call us on +61 1300 BANYAN (1300 226 926) to engage in a non-obligatory discussion.
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Undertake a clinical consultation

A phone consultation with one of our senior clinical team allows us to tailor a program to your unique experience of depression. This process underpins the therapeutic approach for your treating your depression, ensuring you achieve long-lasting results. Depression programs are designed by our Clinical Director Peter Hayton, with the advice of Medical Director Dr Christian Rowan and Lead Psychiatrist Dr Anja Kriegeskotten.

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Begin your personalised program with The Banyans

There is no such thing as a typical day at The Banyans as each individual’s program is different. However, The Banyans Health and Wellness offers a clinically appropriate, therapy-rich program with plenty of time to rest and reflect.

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Rediscover the fullness of life

Move from feeling captive by your depression. Release feelings of despair and rediscover the fullness of life. Our flexible programs ensure that you are equipped with the expert team required for long term recovery and restoration.

The program was truly holistic, which I regard as one of the key competitive advantages of The Banyans.

– Previous Guest

Frequently Asked Questions about a Depression Program

 

Each program at The Banyans is personalised to your unique experience and circumstances. Typically, a program for depression will range from three to six weeks in residence, with a period of post-residential support.

Online programs for depression look different, and need to be discussed with your Intake Team.

 

The Banyans is not supported by Medicare or private health insurance. Our programs are entirely out of pocket.

At The Banyans, our residential programs begin at $15 900 (inc. GST). For a specific price that is tailored to your individualized Depression program, contact our friendly Intake Team.

 

The Banyans offers one of Australia’s most intensive, clinically diverse treatment programs. With over 55 qualified staff and a purpose built residence, you can be certain that you will receive the team, time and tools to make a full and lasting recovery from depression.

 

We understand that committing to a rehabilitation like The Banyans is a significant decision, and you want to know that we can help you or your loved one.

At The Banyans, we offer you the certainty of:

  • An expert team, each degree-qualified and registered with their industry body;
  • A clinically intense program, offering more hours of therapy and treatment than anywhere else;
  • A research-based, personalized program for enhanced results;
  • Entirely one-on-one attention, with no group therapy.

 

The best way to have your questions answered to is to talk to our Intake Team on +61 1300 BANYAN (1300 226 926).

In the mean time, The Banyans website is full of great resources that may help answer your questions. You may like to start with our:

 

 

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We want to hear your story.

No one chooses to experience depression. Our Intake Team have helped hundreds of people navigate options for support for depression treatment. Let us help you too.

 

Understanding, sensitive, confidential.

We want to help you find the fullness of life again, free of depression and mental health difficulties.

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