Young people often find themselves facing challenging circumstances, which are formative in their growth and development. Even small changes at this point of life can have a significant influence on their future life trajectory.
The Banyans Health and Wellness has a highly qualified team in the area of youth and young adult therapy. All of our clinicians are well versed in working with young people, and our lead psychiatrist Dr Anja Kriegeskotten and psychologists Peter Hayton and Lorilea Huon have particular therapeutic expertise in this demographic.
At The Banyans, each young person is provided with strategies and methods of gaining personal insight that is specific for their life stage and personal obstacles. Entirely one-on-one therapy encourages vulnerability and honesty, and removes self-censorship which can happen in group therapy.
For some individuals, school or university commitments can be a barrier to engaging in a residential program such as The Banyans. However, our tailored and flexible program structure allows for arrangements that can accommodate these commitments.
The residential phase at The Banyans Health and Wellness can be daunting for young people, especially if absence from home is unfamiliar to them. Each guest of the Banyans is accommodated in their private suite with ensuite, enabling personal space and privacy as desired. Lounge spaces, theatre, swimming pool, gym, pool table and outdoor gardens are available for guests to enjoy at their leisure.
The Banyans Health and Wellness has a diverse group of certified wellness coaches and other team members available twenty four hours a day. With a maximum of eight guests in residence, you can be assured that a friendly face is willing and available if you wish.
With the guidance and approval from our Lead Psychiatrist, The Banyans can accommodate for young adults from 15 years old. Every staff member at The Banyans holds a Working With Children (WWC QLD Blue Card) approval. The Banyans is one of Australia’s only residential retreats that offer private programs for young adults under the age of 18.
For youth and young adults who may be experiencing more than one condition, the personalised nature of each program can incorporate elements of treatment for multiple conditions. The Banyans can incorporate treatments for depression, anxiety, substance misuse, eating disorder, or trauma into an individualised youth and young adult program.
Young adults need a holistic approach to recovery, that will equip them with healthy coping strategies. Even small changes have big impacts on the trajectory of their lives.