When mental health challenges arise, a wellness retreat can support you. Discover Victoria’s preferred wellness retreat, The Banyans.


The Banyans luxury, private wellness retreat is preferred by many guests from Victoria
The Banyans luxury, private wellness retreat is preferred by many guests from Victoria

As more people realise how important their mental health is for overall health and wellness and how well they can cope with everyday triggers, it’s no surprise wellness retreats are on the rise.

Whether you’ve received a diagnosis for a mental health disorder, are working through a challenging life situation, or have been battling with your mental health for some time, wellness retreats can help you better understand your mental health and rediscover the fullness of life.


Why Attend a Wellness Retreat?

Psychology session at The Banyans, Victoria's preferred wellness retreat
Psychology session at The Banyans, Victoria’s preferred wellness retreat

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, over two in five Australians aged between 16 and 85 will experience a mental health condition at some point. That’s roughly 44% of the population, and 21% have experienced a mental health disorder in the last year.

Anxiety disorders, such as social and general anxiety, are amongst the most common types of mental health disorders that individuals seek treatment for, followed by affective disorders, such as depression and substance misuse disorders.

Experiencing any mental health condition that reduces your enjoyment of life can feel scary, daunting and often like you’ll always feel this way.

Wellness retreats offer you the space, support, and professional treatment to understand your mental health, learn ways to manage it moving forward, and equip you with the tools and resources to continue to develop a balanced relationship with your mental health so you can live the full life that you deserve.


Wellness Retreats in Victoria: What Do They Offer?

Wellness retreats in Victoria will provide a safe space where you can feel supported as you better understand your anxiety, depression, stress or other mental health condition without relying on coping methods such as drugs or alcohol, which won’t help you in the long term.

By providing comforting environments and tailored treatments, a wellness retreat will help you to develop a positive relationship with your mental health so that it feels manageable. 

Example treatments and therapies that might be offered at a retreat for mental health include:

  • Talk therapy with a qualified professional: Talk therapies are a proven way to understand your thought processes and mental health with a qualified professional who can help you reframe unhelpful thinking and address areas of stress in productive, outcomes-driven ways.


  • Relaxation Therapies: This includes deep breathing, meditation and mindfulness, gratitude, massage and similar activities that can help reduce feelings of stress, anxiety or fear.


  • Physical Therapies & Nutrition: Physical activity and healthy nutrition are vital components of overall well-being and mental health. A retreat may offer specially prepared nutritional meals and a range of physical pursuits to support your recovery journey.


  • Alternative Therapies: Many alternative therapies have been proven beneficial to positive mental health, such as acupuncture, Equine Assisted Therapy, arts and crafts, trauma-informed yoga and other similar activities.



The Banyans: Victoria’s Preferred Wellness Retreat

Mental health conditions are informed by a wide range of different life variables, including genetics, neurochemical and biochemical imbalances.

At The Banyans, we provide many guests from Victoria with an integrated and holistic approach to therapy. We believe it’s essential to look at and identify the underlying causes of mental health conditions, which will be unique to each guest and tailor our recommended treatment programs to suit individual needs.

As well as offering a wide range of treatment and recovery activities – including those listed above – The Banyans programs are supported by highly qualified and specialised professionals who can help determine whether medical interventions are right for you.

Guests attending our mental health and wellness retreats from Victoria are given the full support they need as individuals, including an ongoing support plan post-attendance at our retreat.


Why Guests From Victoria Choose The Banyans

A man doing equine therapy at The Banyans Victoria's preferred wellness retreat
A guest engaging equine therapy at The Banyans. Offering equine therapy, as well as many other holistic therapies, is one of the reasons many guests from Victoria choose The Banyans wellness retreat.

Set in our beautiful Queensland-based luxury wellness retreat, The Banyans wellness retreat provides guests with high-quality, compassionate, confidential care in a natural, relaxing setting. 

The Banyans industry-leading health practitioners are committed to supporting individuals to overcome their mental health challenges and enjoy their lives with resilience and courage, knowing they have the tools and resources to manage their wellness, no matter what life throws at them. 

We welcome individuals from all walks of life, no matter what stage of life you’re at or where you’re at with your mental health journey – your confidentiality is vital to us, which is one reason you won’t be expected to attend group therapy as part of your retreat program. 

We take your treatment seriously by presenting compassionate and practical support and various medical, psychological, and well-being therapies that can help improve your physical and mental strength. We are rated as one of the best mental health and wellness retreats for guests from Victoria and Australia-wide. 



Doug’s Addiction Recovery with The Banyans

After battling an ice addiction for ten years, Doug, thirty, engaged in a residential addiction rehab program with The Banyans. Three years later, Doug says his life today is incomparable. This is Doug’s story.



“It’s just the fact it’s a one-on-one focus and that made me feel that I wasn’t just a number. It’s tailored to suit my background and this holistic approach I favoured was exactly what I needed. It gave me the necessary tools to succeed and move forward in mind, body and soul.”


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Start Your Mental Health Wellness Journey Today with The Banyans

Guest swimming at The Banyans, Victoria's preferred wellness retreat
Guest swimming at The Banyans, Victoria’s preferred wellness retreat

If you have any questions about the suitability of our programs for your needs, or you’re ready to start a wellness retreat, don’t hesitate to reach out to our supportive team on 1300 226 926 or submit a form below.

Whenever you’re ready to begin your mental health and wellness journey, we’re here to help.


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